Morunda Blue – Retained Search

Welcome to Morunda Blue, our Retained and Executive Search offering, specifically tailored to the Life Science industry in APAC / Japan.
Please feel free to navigate around our site to explore our Services, our team Bio, our recent successes and several articles on the Life Science recruitment landscape in APAC / Japan.  

Services offered by Morunda Blue

  • Retained & Exclusive Executive Search
  • Talent Mapping
  • Management Assessment
  • Executive Coaching

Team Biographies


Philip Carrigan, Founder and Representative Director, The Morunda Group

To contact Philip Carrigan: Tel: +81-3-4520-5590 Direct: +81-3-4520-5591 Mobile: +81-90-6498-3305
Philip Carrigan is the Founder and Representative Director of the Morunda Group (encompassing Morunda Search, Morunda Blue and Morunda Asia in Singapore). He has worked in Life Science recruitment since 2001. Philip established the Morunda Group in 2011 following a sustained period of success in the Japanese Life Science market. He is an active thought leader in Life Science search (over 80 published articles in the leading Japanese Industry Newsletter) and has been an active presence in local networking industry events (of which he hosts his own yearly Senior Management conferences). Prior to recruitment, Philip was a Teacher in his native Australia and has his Master’s in Linguistics from Leicester University, UK and Diploma of Education from Armidale College of Advanced Education in Australia.  

Adam Kennedy, Director

To contact Adam Kennedy: Tel: +81-3-4520-5590 Direct: +81-3-4520-5592 Mobile: +81-90-7172-6448
Adam Kennedy is a Director with the Morunda Group and first came to Japan in 2002 (working alongside Philip Carrigan at his first company). He has been working in search ever since, specialising in senior level positions within the Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sectors. Adam has proven himself to be one of Japan’s top recruiters and Asia’s Life Science leaders regularly seek him out for his deep industry knowledge and consultative approach. Adam focuses on director level positions and above, and has a personal interest in rare diseases, firms servicing to Pharma and Device Manufacturers and smaller operations establishing themselves in Asia. Originally trained in finance, Adam worked in a variety of financial and operational management roles in the UK’s National Health Service, as well as a boutique consulting firm.

Successful Projects

  • Country Manager, Japan, European Health Services Company
  • Business Unit Head, Japan, European Pharmaceutical Company
  • Head of Safety (MD), Japan, European Pharmaceutical Company
  • Head of Medical (MD), Japan, US Pharmaceutical Company
  • SE Asian Regulatory Head, Singapore, US Pharmaceutical Company
  • Global Marketing Head, UK, UK Medical Device Company
  • Project Managers (x 4), Japan, Global CRO

APAC / Japan Life Science articles

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