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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 Cheng Aun

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 since 1997.  Prior to that he had a 20-year banking career in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

Between 2004 and 2013 he was an independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management Ltd.  He also served on the Board of the Development Bank of Sarawak (2017 – 2020) and is a current director of the Sarawak Trade & Tourism Office, Singapore.

Mr Ho co-founded Autism Association (Singapore) in 1992, served as a Board Member and then Chairman for 28 years. He was also Vice-Chairman of Eden School until 2020.

He 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.

Mr Ho was conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2015.

He has served on the Board of The HEAD Foundation since its incorporation.

Mr Ronald Lim Cheng Aun

Mr Ronald Lim is a Non-Executive Independent Director of SGX-listed ESR REIT and Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Hiap Hoe Limited. He is also currently the Honorary Chairman of the Toa Payoh West Thomson Citizens’ Consultative Committee.

Mr Lim has more than 36 years of extensive experience at senior level in the banking and finance industry. Mr Lim was formerly Executive Director and Division Head of Commercial Banking at United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), a leading bank in the SMEs market. During his tenure at UOB, he also held leadership positions as Head of Human Resource and Head of its Singapore Branches Operations, where he was in charge of resource planning, management and development of human capital and its delivery channels and banking services.

Mr Lim graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree.

He was conferred the Public Service Medal (1983) and Public Service Star (2007) by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Mr Tan Jin Hwee

Mr Tan Jin Hwee is a consultant of a law firm in Singapore. He has been in private practice since 1971 and in the course of his practice, he has been involved in banking, real estate and corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and the establishment of investment funds. He has represented investors in their investments and joint ventures in many countries abroad, including the PRC, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Japan and Australia.

Mr Tan is one of the early Singaporean lawyers to undertake legal work in the PRC China. In the 1980s and 1990s he was counsel to a number of multi-national banks and financial institutions which sponsored, underwrote and lent to PRC state-owned-enterprises and other corporate entities seeking to raise funds in the Singapore financial market by way of bond issues and syndicate and bilateral loans.

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

Mr Lim Yu Book

Mr Lim Yu Book’s career has spanned more than four decades, starting as an engineer at the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority in 1973, to retiring as the executive chairman of IMC Pan Asia Alliance Pte Ltd’s plantation arm in Indonesia in 2008. He has held senior-level corporate and operational leadership positions at some of the most highly-regarded companies in the region – the Genting Group, the Guthrie Group (now part of Sime Darby) and the Low Yat Group, among others. He was also one-time board member of public-listed Pilecon Engineering Berhad and Hwa Tai Industries Bhd.

Mr Lim 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). Mr Lim is a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology.

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.