About Morunda

In 2013 Asia’s premier search firm established a foothold in Asia by opening office in Singapore. Morunda Asia specializes in filling critical positions within the Medical and Commercial functions of the worlds’ leading healthcare companies.

Morunda has a deep understanding of the industry and are the consummate insider. Our consultants are experienced and committed to completing your search and have deep, long-standing relationships with the best and brightest candidates in the market. This network enables us to understand our client’s needs and quickly present exceptional, well prepared candidates.

  • Morunda’s legacy dates back to 2001
  • Our consultants are experienced in South East and Northern Asia including Japan
  • We understand what it takes to secure top talent from sourcing to onboarding
  • Over one hundred thought leadership articles published
  • We hold regular seminars for candidates and clients alike with presentations from industry experts
  • We are in regular attendance at all major APAC industry events
  • We understand the market, not only today, but where it is heading in the next 12 to 18 months

The name Morunda?

Morunda is the name of the family property on which Philip Carrigan (the owner and founder) was raised on the eastern side of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. The name was chosen to honor Philip’s parents, Maxwell and Bridgid Carrigan.

Morunda is synonymous with passion, dedication, and simply getting the job done.

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Gladys Toh – Managing Director


To contact Gladys Toh:
Tel: +81-3-4520-5590

Gladys is the Morunda Director for Administration and is a founding member of the company. Originally from Singapore, she holds a Bachelor in Arts, Major in Marketing from the University of Canberra, Australia. She has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing and the Service industry and has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong & Tokyo. Gladys additionally spent several years living in Dubai UAE whilst working as cabin crew for Emirates Airline. She speaks Mandarin and English. Gladys has been living in Japan since 2008.

Gladys founded Morunda Asia in July 2013 to serve the growing demand for top talent across the Asia Pacific market. Morunda Asia specializes in placing challenging to fill roles in Sales, Marketing and Research and Development and is based in Singapore.

Morunda understands that the pharmaceutical and biotechnology businesses around the world are grappling with declining R&D productivity. Singapore is the leading logistics hub globally, has world class intellectual property protection and is now Asia’s fastest-growing bio-cluster. Singapore additionally presents attractive strategic partnership / new medicines development opportunities with research institutes, corporate labs and public hospitals and future therapies that can be customized for regional and global markets.

Philip Carrigan – Founder, Group Director


To contact Philip Carrigan:
Tel: +81-3-4520-5590
Direct: +81-3-4520-5591
Mobile: +81-90-6498-3305

Philip is based in Tokyo and has more than 12 years of executive consulting experience. He is renowned in the industry for recruiting top talent for a broad range of multinational companies from marketing and clinical development managers to directors.

Philip established Morunda K.K after previously working for a Japanese executive search firm, where he led a 12-person team.
He is recognized as one of Asia’s leading recruiters in the life sciences industry and has personally placed more than 200 executives throughout his career.

Originally from Australia, Philip holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Leicester University, England and a Diploma of Education from Armidale College of Advanced Education. He has lived in Japan since 1997.

He is an active member of Pharma Delegates and is a monthly, contributing writer for Japan’s leading English Pharmaceutical publication, Pharma Japan. The articles are industry insights into Leadership, Human Resources and Industry Trends.

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