Aquino names GSIS trustee, CHR commissioner
Aquino names GSIS trustee, CHR commissioner
A 65-year-old banker, Renato de Guzman will help oversee the Philippines' pension fund for government employees

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has named former Bank of Singapore CEO Renato de Guzman as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Malacañang announced on Saturday, July 4.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview on state-run dzRB that Aquino appointed De Guzman to this new position on June 26.

At the GSIS, the 65-year-old banker will help oversee the Philippines’ pension fund for government employees.

De Guzman, 65, is a senior advisor at the Bank of Singapore. He has 38 years of experience in the banking industry, according to his profile on the Bank of Singapore website.

He finished his Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering degree at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, his Masters in Business Administration degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and his Masters in Management degree at McGill University in Canada.

Valte also announced the appointment of Roberto Eugenio Cadiz as commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights.

Cadiz, 55, is currently a member of the board of directors of the North Luzon Railways Corporation, and executive director of Libertas Philippines.

He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines and obtained his law degree from the same university.  

The other appointees are:

  • Tahir Sinsuat Lidasan Jr, executive director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
  • Juan Miguel Cuna, assistant secretary under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Amadeo Jose Forteza III, deputy director of the Bureau of Corrections
  • Dara Acusar, acting undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management

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