HEAD Library

JULY 2019 | ISSUE 5

Profit for Good

This special issue of THink features stories behind social enterprises who triumphed at the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia over the years. Get inspired by their ideas, success stories (and struggles) that continue to impact their communities, and society at large. This issue was created in collaboration with DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise.

In this issue:

  • Finding My Footing in this World
    Society Staples creates a more inclusive future and maximises opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through two platforms — experiences and engagement.
  • Transforming Lives, One Scarf at a Time
    The lives of master weavers in rural Bhutan are forever changed through ANA by Karma.
  • Spotlight: Interview with Prof Wong Poh Kam
    Professor Wong Poh Kam, from the School of Business at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, spoke to THink about the teaching of entrepreneurship, the rise of social entrepreneurship and developing the sector’s ecosystem.
  • Sowing the Seeds of Change
    Siam Organic takes on poverty among Thai farmers.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.