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Partner since 2016
CML first partnered with the Hinrich Foundation in 2016, starting with one scholar in the Master of Science in Business Management program at Hong Kong Baptist University.

The company is strongly dedicated to personal development for its staff, and advances in sustainable, ethical business. As the company further expands into the global market, the pipeline of talent development available through this program will be vital to its growth.

About CML Global Solutions
CML Global Solutions is a leader for printed circuit board sourcing solutions, with a focus in the automotive, consumer and industrial markets. A second-generation family owned company, CML places paramount importance on fair business, an inclusive company culture and the holistic development of our team through personalized coaching. With over 250 skilled workers in 9 cities worldwide, the company has a truly global reach.

Partner since 2016
Knoll began its partnership with the Hinrich Foundation in 2016, working to offer two scholars enrollment in 2017. One scholarship is for the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship & Global Management program at Hong Kong Baptist University, while the other will enter in the Master of Science in Engineering Business Management program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Knoll has a commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent through deep experience in design and manufacturing, and drives its success through innovation and quality service.

About Knoll Packaging & Printing
Knoll is a leader in the deluxe packaging industry, delivering innovative and creative packaging solutions to luxury global brands since 1984. The company provides premium packaging to the world’s most prestigious brands, ensuring high quality, creativity, and precise reliability.

With sales offices worldwide including New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong, and manufacturing operations in China, Knoll globally sources specific materials, and can supply and satisfy all manufacturing and delivery demands.


Partner since 2015
Working with Hinrich Foundation since 2015, adidas Group supplier companies have partnered with Hinrich Foundation to sponsor 8 scholars in masters-level business and engineering programs in Vietnam. Focusing on talent from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam, this program is an effective channel to develop local talent across Southeast Asia.

Excellent value has been found in partnering with the Vietnamese-German University in Ho Chi Minh City – where German professors with expertise in mechanical engineering provide a top-quality education for scholars. The majority of our scholars have enrolled in the Master of Science in Global Production Engineering and Management program here, while a couple are completing their Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Small Enterprise Promotion and Training.

A single scholar in this partnership has enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at the French Vietnamese Center of Management (CFVG).

About adidas Group
adidas is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second largest in sportswear manufacturer in the world. With over US $17 billion in revenue in 2016, the brand is a well-established global leader in the industry.

The companies involved in this partnership are suppliers for adidas, and include: Pou Chen Myanmar, Shyang Jhuo Yue, Shyang Hung Cheng, MengDa Footwear Industrial, Can Sports Shoes, Jia Hsin and Sam Ho.

Hinrich Foundation works with these leading adidas footwear manufacturers in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. These firms produce tens of thousands of pairs of shoes per month for adidas, providing employment for thousands of people.

Partner since 2014
Since 2014, Global Sources has supported 3 Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leader scholars from China in the Master of Science in China Business Studies program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Since 2005, Global Sources has supported the Hinrich Foundation’s Trade Scholarships and Careers program through the provision of meaningful careers and trade training for more than 40 scholars.

About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, trade shows, magazines, and apps.

More than 1.7 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

Partner since 2014
VF Corporation has partnered with Hinrich Foundation since 2014 to support six Bangladeshi scholars and one Indian scholar. VF saw a strong need for next generation local engineers and managers in its footwear factories in Bangladesh and across Asia.

Each scholar earned a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, improving factory operations at VF partner factories in Bangladesh and Cambodia.

About VF Corporation
VF Corporation is a Fortune 250 company and industry leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories.

The company’s diversified portfolio of 30+ iconic brands include The North Face®, Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® & Nautica®, which were critical in helping the company bring in over $12 billion USD in revenue in 2016.

Partner since 2014
In order to meet their very specific talent acquisition needs for improved market expansion in Greater China, Dehres partnered with Hinrich Foundation. In 2015, the company sponsored one scholar in a dual degree MBA program at Tel Aviv University and at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to provide education specific to the company’s culture and needs.

About Dehres
Dehres Limited is a family business that has influenced the bespoke luxury jewelry industry in Asia for over three generations. With vast expertise in procuring and working with precious gems, it addresses the need for large certified diamonds in the region.

Thunderbird School of Global Management

About the school: Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business with more than 60 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their communities and the world.

Who can apply: Thunderbird Alumni in Greater China, in cooperation with the Hinrich Foundation, awards a scholarship each year to an entering Greater China student who is dedicated to creating sustainable and inclusive prosperity. The scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Thunderbird alumni who want give the gift of a Thunderbird education to students with the potential to make a difference in the world.

Below is a list of our scholars who were apart of the Thunderbird Program:

De La Salle University

About the program: The MBA program aims to provide would-be and mid-level managers with a strong foundation in the concepts, principles, and competencies of business administration.

Who can apply: The Hinrich Foundation supports individuals from Cambodia to study at DLSU. We select mid-career managers who wish to augment their work experience with business fundamentals from a leading Asian business school.

The combination of practical experience, an MBA and their passion to help develop their country prepares them to promote sustainable global trade for the betterment of society.

Hong Kong Baptist University

About the program: The BBA curriculum provides students with core business courses, a broad-based general education and an opportunity to study a specialized business area. Furthermore, it instills a comprehensive knowledge of business and economic principles, management and behavioral science theory, quantitative and computer techniques, and language and communication skills.

Who can apply: Hinrich Foundation Scholars are selected from among the top students of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Upon graduation, scholars will gain practical trade-related skills as they start their careers with Global Sources.

This English-based business degree, the exposure of living in Hong Kong and supplemental work experience gives scholars a solid foundation to contribute to the sustainability of China’s impressive growth.

Tel Aviv University

About the program: Tel Aviv University (TAU) – Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, ranked in top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally – is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

With Israel as our classroom and the Recanati Business School as our center-of-excellence, Tel Aviv’s Sofaer International MBA offers students the opportunity to prototype the skills and attitude necessary for a future whose only constant variable is change.

Via academic courses, company tours, mentoring programs, internships, conferences, project work, and lecture series, the Sofaer International MBA offers students the opportunity to engage this innovative and fast-paced business culture while living in the enticing and vibrant life of Tel Aviv.

Who can apply: New scholarships will be announced on the Hinrich Foundation website. Scholarships are awarded to talented, motivated citizen from China, who have a passion for business, innovation and international trade.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

About the program: Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network.

As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. There are general education courses to broaden students’ perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Our eight Faculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Tsinghua University 

About the program: The Global Business Journalism program offers international students the opportunity to master the fine points of business, finance and economics in China. All courses are taught in English by renowned scholars and journalists who have extensive global experience. The facilities and equipment rival those of other leading journalism programs in the world. The program is full-time and spans two years of intense, fast-paced, rewarding study. Those who complete it successfully emerge with valuable connections, a rich array of opportunities and the skills to capitalize on them.

Who can apply: Working with Arizona State University, the Hinrich Foundation offers scholarships to graduates of the Water Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students take their MA in Global Business Journalism in the heart of Beijing at prestigious Tsinghua University – one of the top three ivy-league institutions in China.

The academic, cultural and linguistic immersion gives scholars unprecedented insight into China and China media. All are given an internship in trade communication at one of Global Sources’ China offices.

Arizona State University

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

About the school: The Cronkite School is a nationally recognized professional program that prepares students for careers as reporters, editors, producers, correspondents, anchors, media managers and public relations specialists.

It is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the annual Hearst intercollegiate journalism competition, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism, finishing first in two of the past three years.

Chulalongkorn University

About the program: Aims to provide advanced training in management of key development issues, policy analysis, situational knowledge and administrative planning.

Who can apply: Hinrich Foundation’s Myanmar scholars who take the MA International Development Studies broaden their perspective of development opportunities and strategies. Through this program, they hope to help their country reintegrate into the global community and create prosperity through export trade.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

About the program: With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of business practices and the ability to analyze changes in government policies and regulations that affect business operations in China. Graduates of the programme should be able to evaluate developments in the Chinese business environment, and their impact on both domestic and foreign business organizations; identify and analyze ethical issues related to doing business in China; evaluate and be able to communicate the impact of culture on business and management practice, with particular emphasis on Sino-foreign business activities; and demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese language.

Who can apply: The Hinrich Foundation encourage bright motivated Global Sources team members with a keen interest in international trade to apply for our comprehensive scholarship, skills training and career development opportunity. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. They must be fluent in English and able to meet all academic, entrance and other requirements of the university.

Vietnamese-German University

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university near Ho Chi Minh City in Binh Duong province. Founded in 2008, VGU is based on a close cooperation between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the German State Hessen. Within the past years the project broadened to a German-wide cooperation.

GPEM is an international program, open for students from all countries. The program prepares students for careers in international networks in the area of technology management. Rather than only focusing on business administration.

GPEM enables engineers to create systematic technological innovation combined with efficient and effective industrial business management. The curriculum of GPEM is designed for outstanding students seeking to improve their personal competence portfolio in the fields of production, management, engineering, and intercultural communication. VGU has worked with adidas group & its suppliers in Vietnam for Global Production Engineering and Management since 2013.