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Message from ALC President
It has been an eventful, rewarding month for Hinrich Foundation and HFAA! In September, the Foundation held a successful introduction of the Sustainable Trade Index 2018 in the Philippines, a welcome dinner for new Global Trade Leader scholars in Hong Kong, and training events in Cambodia and Vietnam. 

Thanks to the support of our dedicated alumni and team, the Foundation has also selected eight new Global Trade Leader scholars for the academic year. Soon, we will announce an additional four scholars who will begin classes this September. Read more here....

Mohammad Nurun Nobi
President, Alumni Leadership Committee
Bangladesh, HK PolyU, IPE ’16
Alumni - HF Collaboration

[Cambodia] Communication for Success seminar 
With support of alumni in Cambodia, Hinrich Foundation organized Communication for Success, a seminar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 1 Sep. The event attracted over 70 participants eager to improve their communication skills in an international context. Read more about the seminar here.

[Hong Kong] New scholar welcome dinner hosted by Mr. Hinrich & alumni 
On 18 September, Mr. Merle Hinrich hosted a dinner at Aberdeen Marina Club to welcome four new Global Trade Leader scholars who recently began their studies in Hong Kong. We wish all the new and current Global Trade Leader scholars a successful school year ahead! For photos and more about the event, click here.

Alumni Updates
HKBU Home Coming Day - The alma mater of nearly half of Hinrich Foundation alumni is hosting its Home Coming Day on 20 October 2018 with a series of activities such as campus tour, tea reception, alumni investiture ceremony, and a grand union dinner. For more information, please contact
Art business - Rotha Chhoem (Cambodia, De La Salle MBA’11) is now Country Manager for Art Bomb Cambodia, an online auction site for art in Asia. The company promotes local artists’ unique pieces to the world. Learn more about the company here.
Featured Alumni
Roger Li (China, Thunderbird ’11) started his business Gadget Lab in Shenzhen, China to help other starts-up crowdfund in international platforms and bring international innovations into China. 
His multinational exposure during his studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management in the US and work for Global Sources have built a platform to bring his business idea into life. 
Roger was in the inaugural Alumni Leadership Committee and remains active as an advisor for the new ALC. Read more about his leadership journey here.
Scholars News
#TeamBuilding by the sea
Our partner, Knoll Printing & Packaging, had their team building activity in the beautiful seaside city of Da Nang, Vietnam this month. On board were Juliette Li (China, HKBU MScBM’19) and Tina Wang (China, HKPolyU EBM’20), who had the opportunity to get to know their future employer before going to classes in September.
#Internship at HF
Clare Wong (China, HKBU BBA’19) just finished her three-month internship at the Hinrich Foundation Hong Kong office, where she supported the marketing team in building better marketing practices, especially for a Chinese speaking audience.
Thank you, Clare! We wish you all the best for the new school year.
HF On The Move
To get updated with the nearest alumni events or to share your thoughts on how we can help your trade career, please contact chapter leaders in your country.

HFAA Secretariat - Thu Do (Dory) 

(Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS'17)
+84 961 114 642 


About the Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation focuses on stimulating creative, positive thinking about global trade and promoting global trade behaviours by individuals, companies and countries that will lead to better developmental outcomes, engagement and stability.

The Foundation’s vision is to create opportunities, choice and engagement through sustainable global trade. It is implemented by researching conditions for sustainable global trade, developing Asian global trade talent, and spurring the growth of trade-focused SME’s in emerging markets in Asia. The Foundation’s work reaches beneficiaries in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam and the United States.