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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has acknowledged the Hinrich Foundation’s valuable contributions towards the development of the University through a plaque on its Wall of Acknowledgement.

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The HK Poly U Wall of Acknowledgement is a tribute to those who have made cumulative donations of HK$1 million or above to the University. The Ceremony was officiated at by Chan Tze-ching, Deputy Chairman of the PolyU Council, Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of PolyU, Dr Patrick Poon, Chairman of the PolyU Foundation, and other dignitaries.

This recognition is really shared with VF Corp and Global Sources, with whom we have offered nine full scholarships for master’s degrees in business and engineering.

Scholars under the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Development Program have demonstrated their keen interest in developing careers promoting sustainable global trade. They come from Bangladesh, India and mainland China, bringing unique views to the school and helping to internationalize the student body.

HK Poly U alumni contributing to export trade, more on the way

The first batch of HK Poly U scholars, Jane, Aki, Ramzan, Dipti and Masaddek are now working in mainland China, Bangladesh and Cambodia helping advance global trade through more efficient factory management processes, marketing and communication.

This year’s VF-HF scholars are Namjul, Bibek (former VF staff), Sunil (former HF export consultant) and Nobi. Global Sources will announce our joint scholars in due course.

Thanks to PolyU from VF, Global Sources and the Hinrich Foundation for the recognition and the excellent education provided to prepare the next generation of global trade leaders!

About the author – Alexander Boome

Alex Boome

Alexander Boome is Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation, responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Foundation’s programs across Southeast Asia and mainland China.

He has 20 year’s expertise creating business opportunities for companies in Asia, including Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Prior to the Hinrich Foundation, he worked in the business-to-business export media industry with NASDAQ-listed Global Sources’ as general manager of corporate marketing. He served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Palawan, Philippines from 1987 to 1989 where he established programs in community development, family health and the sustainable use of natural resources.

He has a degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and has taken Master’s level coursework in Public Policy and Management at the University of London’s Centre for Financial and Economic Studies.