Dr Shawn Watson
Dr Shawn Watson
CEO and Founder
Senescence

Shawn is a talented leader with extensive business experience in North America and Asia. He holds a BSc in Biological Sciences, a PhD in Neurophysiology, is a published author, and regularly speaks to communities, organizations and health professionals about brain health and aging. As founder and CEO of Senescence Life Sciences (“Senescence”), Shawn remains on the cutting-edge of neuroscience as the company looks to research, develop and commercialize safe, effective and scientifically proven neuroprotective compounds that address age-related cognitive decline. Under his leadership, Senescence has won a spot as one of Singapore’s Top 20 Hottest Start-ups in 2017, one of the 4 top start-ups in nutrition in Asia, one of the top 12 global nutritional start-ups as selected by DSM in San Francisco 2018, and one of the top Aging Biotechs to watch in Singapore in 2020. Shawn has also been recognized as one of the Top 10 Influencers in Healthcare under the age of 40 in Singapore, and one of the top entrepreneurs under 35 at the Transpacific Entrepreneurial Conference in Hong Kong. He is also a mentor in the Canadian Government’s global mentorship program.