For centuries, in the West, the ethics that have guided the practice of the medical arts have been those of the Hippocratic Oath. In the East, the concept is that a physician should treat patients with care like that of a parent towards his or her children (医者父母心). In short, the physician must do no harm. These ideas seem to be sufficient guidelines in the days of limited technology, but with the explosion of the pharmaceutical industry, genetic studies, computer technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the ethical issues that are raised by the use of these technologies can no longer be simply addressed with those well-accepted dictums.

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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.