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Pragya Bhatnagar HFAA MGT 21

Pragya Bhatnagar




RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2021
Co-sponsor: Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association


Research Associate
Hinrich Foundation, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“The Master of Global Trade program bridges the gap between the theoretical and practical. It helps me to offer feasible solutions in different areas of trade.”

Alumni background

Based in India, Pragya is Research Associate at the Hinrich Foundation. A philanthropic organization, the Hinrich Foundation focuses on advancing sustainable global trade.

Pragya's role involves research and writing on international trade, and social media marketing. From 2017, Pragya was the India Export Consultant at the Hinrich Foundation. He also worked at India Today, a news media company, in 2018, Press Trust of India from 2015, and Business Standard newspaper in 2012. He earned his master's degree in Business and Financial Journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018.

Pragya gained his Post-graduate Diploma in English Journalism from India Institute of Mass Communication in 2015 and bachelor's degree in Economics from Lucknow University in 2014.

Pragya completed his RMIT University Graduate Diploma of Global Trade through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship. He is continuing his studies to earn his Master of Global Trade, class of ‘21.

Personal statement

In my professional life, I have honed my skills in writing about international trade and related industries in a way that people from different walks of life can understand. I want to help raise awareness of the impact of trade policies in countries across the world. This motivation emerged from the important lessons I learned from my undergraduate degree in Economics – the effect of international trade on people, planet and profit.

I started my career in the international trade arena as an Export Consultant for the Hinrich Foundation. The role enabled me to understand the effect of trade policies on micro, small and medium enterprises. I was able to provide manufacturers with effective marketing tools to bridge the gap between suppliers and buyers in a seamless and smooth manner.

Currently, I am a Research Associate for the Hinrich Foundation’s International Trade Research division. In this role, I interact closely with the Foundation’s management team on trade policy research in Asia and the United States, as well as write articles on the impact of trade policies on consumers and businesses. I have been heavily immersed in evaluating countries on sustainable trade parameters – economic, social and environmental.

As an advocate of free, fair and sustainable trade, I am honored to be selected as a Hinrich Global Trade Leader scholar. I planned to pursue increasing awareness of the importance of sustainable trade through my research, articles and discussions.

The Master of Global Trade program at the RMIT University is an opportunity for me to rise in the sphere of thought and policy leadership in advancing sustainable trade. It is, after all, the people, planet and profit that drive the world towards perennial well-being.