Róbert is a founder and President of GLOBSEC and he was also instrumental in establishing the GLOBSEC Policy Institute which provides high-quality research for a global audience. Róbert currently manages an international team composed of 12 different nationalities and works with a widely respected global network of leaders from both the public and private sector. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Counter Extremism Project.

Róbert Vass started his professional career as a president of a non-governmental organisation, originally called the Euro-Atlantic Center. In 2006, he was elected the Chairman of the Slovak Atlantic Commission and in 2008, its Secretary-General. He founded the tradition of GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum and since then he has been the patron of this initiative.