The claim that our gut microbiome can affect brain function seemed audacious some 15 years ago. It was not an intuitive link to make; neither was there sufficient evidence to prove so. A lot has changed since, as increasingly, high-quality research is showing remarkable links between gut health and its role in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease (PD), depression, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

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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.