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.


The Morunda Group established its South East Asian Head Quarters in Singapore in 2013 given its increasing significance as a regional hub for global pharma companies active in the Asia Pacific region. . This commercial growth coupled with its success and government supported focus on high quality R&D and Clinical services made it an obvious choice for Morunda’s continued expansion.

Our existing links with the leading European and American Healthcare firms, coupled with our extended presence and knowledge of the Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry make us a preferred Asian Recruitment solutions provider to our clients Similarly, we are able to present a greater range of Senior and Regional career opportunities to our senior candidates based in Japan and in the region.

As Life Science companies continue to expand into the Asian region, we’ve recognized the benefits of providing quality service to our clients across multiple territories and continue to develop strong long-term relationships in the region.

Singapore is known for integrity, quality, reliability, productivity, rule of law, and the effective enforcement of intellectual property rights; essential in the modern knowledge economy. Morunda is one of the leading search firms that serve our global clients with the best and brightest talent in the market.

Morunda Asia in collaboration with Japan can help you identify and secure the best talent within the region that will ensure your company achieves its goals.

Morunda Asia has successfully completed a number of senior level appointments in the region including;

  • Country Manager – Indonesia, Leading European Pharmaceutical Company
  • APAC Commercial Development Head, Leading European Pharmaceutical Company
  • SE Asian Regulatory Affairs Head – Leading US Pharmaceutical Company
  • Speciality Care Commercial Head – Leading Japanese Pharmaceutical Company
  • APAC Medical Affairs Lead – US Speciality Pharmaceutical Company

Morunda Asia Corporate Information

Company name: Morunda Singapore Private Limited
Business Registration No. (UEN) 201320163N
Registered Address 143 Cecil Street #08-01 GB Building Singapore 069542
Operating Office 30 Cecil Street, Prudential Tower Level 26 Singapore 049712
Telephone +(65) 6637-8866/8867
Established: 25th July 2013
Recruiting License # 13S6632
Representative Director: Gladys Toh Lay Tin
Main Business: Contingency and Retained Executive Search in Asia

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