Trade Career Development

Do you aspire to succeed through career growth and higher education? The Hinrich Global Trade Leader Development Program is a proven pathway to ever-greater achievements

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Export Trade Assistance

The Export Assistance Program supports small and medium-sized exporters (SMEs) across developing Asia in marketing their export-ready products to buyers worldwide, with an aim to generate inquiries, secure export orders and create jobs for local communities.

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International Trade Research

We believe that trade is a primary driver of economic development, delivering higher standards of living to the citizens of all countries that participate in the trade system in a responsible and sustainable manner.

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Merle A. Hinrich

Merle A. Hinrich established the Hinrich Foundation with the mission of promoting sustainable global trade. It advances its objective by supporting trade career development, offering export trade assistance, and fostering international trade research.

As Founder, Chief Executive Officer and now Executive Chairman of trade media company Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL), Mr. Hinrich has dedicated his life and the activities of the company to advancing sustainable global trade. In particular, Global Sources has provided trade marketing services to tens of thousands of producers from China over the last 30 years, through its trade media, online services and trade shows.

Through the endeavors of the Hinrich Foundation, we are able to extend his lifelong work in trade and human development into areas best served by a philanthropic organization.

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Mission

Merle A. Hinrich established the Hinrich Foundation with the mission of promoting sustainable global trade. It advances its objective by supporting trade career development, offering export trade assistance, and fostering international trade research.

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Foundation Management

The management behind the Hinrich Foundation includes Merle A. Hinrich, Kathryn Dioth, Alex J. Boome, and Stephen Olson.

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Foundation Partners

In order to achieve the Foundation's goals, we have reached out and work with several corporate and university partners from all over the globe. Together, we work to prepare the next generation's sustainable trade leaders.

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