About Us
Board of Directors

The HEAD Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with its headquarters in Singapore. The Foundation is a registered International Charitable Organisation governed by a Board of Directors.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Chairman

Chairman of the Board since
8 March 2013.

Mr Ronald Lim

Member of the Board since
28 August 2014.

Mr Tan Jin Hwee

Member of the Board since
8 March 2013.

Mr Lim Yu Book

Member of the Board since
1 August 2018.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Chairman

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.

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.

Mr Ronald Lim

Mr Ronald Lim is an Independent and Non-Executive Director of SGX-listed ESR REIT and Hiap Hoe Limited, and Non-Executive Director of Thomson Shin Min Foundation. He spent more than 36 years with the United Overseas Bank Limited and was its Executive Director before his retirement. He is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Toa Payoh West Balestier Citizens’ Consultative Committee. He was conferred the Public Service Medal (1983) and Public Service Star (2007).

Mr Tan Jin Hwee

Mr Tan Jin Hwee is a founder Director of a law firm in Singapore, having previously worked in and headed the corporate department of another law firm. He has been in private practice since 1971 and in the course of his practice, he has been involved in financing, real estate and corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and the establishment of investment funds. He is a director of several private companies.

Mr Lim Yu Book

Mr Lim Yu Book’s career has spanned more than four decades, starting as a desk officer in iron and steel development at the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) in 1973, to retiring as Executive Chairman of a plantation house in Indonesia in 2008. He held senior-level corporate and operational leadership positions at some of the most highly-regarded companies in the region – the Genting Group, Guthrie Group (now part of Sime Darby) and the Low Yat Group, among others. Yu Book helped the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) launch the first private MBA programme in Malaysia, and also taught some of its classes. He is the author of “Strategic Management in Malaysia: Concepts and Illustrations” (MIM, 2001), and is also a co-author of two other MIM titles.

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.