Hailed as one of the world’s strongest emerging markets, the Philippines is positioning itself as a valuable business hub for Asian and international commerce, with Forbes describing it as ‘resilient and rising’ in the face of worldwide political and economic uncertainty. As part of its continued global growth, Morgan Philips announces the launch of its newest office, partnering with executive-search firm Harper & Hill to set up business in Metro Manila.
2020 marks a new and exciting chapter for both Harper & Hill and Morgan Philips Group, with the former officially taking on the name Morgan Philips in the Philippines. Combining Harper & Hill’s established presence in the region with Morgan Philips’ existing global network and fast-growing reputation, the new venture signals a promising and disruptive presence in the Asian recruitment landscape.
Harper & Hill was founded in 2016 by Angelo Cenon Valdez, who had previously acted as Director of Morgan Philips’ Asia-Pacific operations before leaving the group to expand his existing network in the executive search market. Now with this new partnership, in a ‘full-circle’ moment for Mr. Valdez, Morgan Philips Group additionally adds to its growing portfolio in South-East Asia, having already generated a well-connected research center in the Philippines, one of four research centers dedicated to providing 24/7 connection with a global roster of professionals.
Speaking on the merger, Mr. Valdez says that “the agreement shows positive signs of support and is a testament to Morgan Philips Group’s faith in South East Asian entrepreneurship, particularly in respect to new venture creation, the showcasing of new ideas and investment in resources to build a successful enterprise.”
Indeed, the move symbolizes Morgan Philips’ continued investment in Southeast Asia and will implement resources to offer regional businesses the latest and data-led talent solutions. With a tailored team of specialized consultants, Morgan Philips Philippines will cover a vast range of sectors and industries, which are listed here https://www.morganphilips.com/ph/.
“The increasing pace of technological development has significantly improved the potential for new venture creation,” says Samuel Tamagnaud, Deputy CEO of Morgan Philips Group and President France, Middle-East & Africa and South-East Asia. “We are particularly excited to promote the new world of work within our latest office in Metro Manila, itself a symbol of economic evolution.”
With this agreement, our combined expertise can reach beyond the Philippines, Singapore and other Southeast Asian businesses; there are ambitions to collaborate with the wider Morgan Philips team to offer opportunities to the other side of the continent, such as in Greater China.
Awareness of global markets and rapid market expansion has served to create a wide and varied range of new potential, allowing businesses to expand their scope of operations across international borders. Therefore, we very much look forward to seeing how this newfound partnership flourishes.”
About Morgan Philips Group
Morgan Philips Group is radically changing the headhunting, recruitment and talent consulting business with a range of modern, innovative service lines designed to succeed in the new world of work, with footprint across 4 continents, 20+ countries, 600 + consultants in just 5 years. Our approach to combining high-touch consultancy with worldwide search capability and digital sourcing technologies means we are in a strong position to offer organizations a range of talent solutions, including executive search, talent consulting, temporary and permanent recruitment, outplacement and interim management.
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