Robert Vergara

Hall of FAME


President and General Manager


Mr. Robert G. Vergara is the President and General Manager of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).  Concurrently, he sits as a Member of the Board of Directors of Philippine Stock Exchange, National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Philippine National Construction Corporation, and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. 

Prior to his appointment to GSIS, Mr. Vergara was Managing Director and the Founding Partner of Cannizaro Limited (Hong Kong), a multi-strategy hedge fund investing in Asian markets.  He was a Principal of Morgan Stanley Ltd. from 1997 to 2001 where he set up and managed each firm’s Asian proprietary trading activities. Immediately before that, Mr. Vergara worked at IFM Trading, a pioneering hedge fund based in the city of London that specialized in arbitrage and derivative trading strategies in global capital markets. 

He graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in Massachusetts, USA, in 1986 and he earned his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Management Engineering and Mathematics, magna cum laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1982.