Dr. Virgel C. Binghay is a Co-Investigator for Fairwork Philippines. He is a Professor and Director of the Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness at the University of the Philippines’ School of Labor and Industrial Relations (UP-SOLAIR) in Diliman. He teaches graduate students courses in industrial relations and human resource management. He researches the same disciplines while also undertaking extension work with several organisations. He has published several books and journal papers, presenting them in different regions of the world. For more than 30 years, he has provided training and organisational interventions to various organisations across sectors.
Besides that, he is a government-accredited arbitrator of labour-management disputes. Before joining academia, he worked as an HR executive for several firms in the Philippines, and early in his career, a writer and researcher for a government agency.