The HEAD Foundation Supports the SEAMEO RETRAC International Conference 2018: Leadership Management in Higher Education in a Globalised World


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The HEAD Foundation supports the International Conference 2018 on Leadership and Management in Higher Education in a Globalised World: Innovations and Best Practices, which will take place on 5th and 6th July 2018 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The conference, organised by SEAMEO RETRAC, will welcome participants including educational leaders, educational administrators and managers, university professors, researchers and practitioners from the sector.

Dr Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Senior Advisor to the Board of The HEAD Foundation

Dr N. Varaprasad

Principal Consultant, Singapore Education Consulting Group

Senior Advisor to the Board of The HEAD Foundation, Dr Henri-Claude de Bettignies, and The HEAD Foundation speaker Dr N. Varaprasad, Principal Consultant, Singapore Education Consulting Group, will be joining other keynote and feature speakers at the conference to discuss the following sub-themes:

  • Policy Leadership in Higher Education
  • University-Industry Development
  • 21st Century Skills Development in Higher Education
  • Technology for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Education and Satisfaction
  • Research Development in Higher Education
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Visit the International Conference’s website to learn more about or register for the event.

The Foundation is also working with another SEAMEO centre, SEAMEO SEARCA, on an upcoming capacity building workshop: Leadership Development Program for Higher Education Institutions in Southeast Asia.

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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.