About us

Garner International is much more than just an Executive Search Adviser.
We’re a partner that you can trust.

Our success has been pinned to three core values: Partnership – Communication – Transparency. We partner with a select group of clients and ensure that we are addressing the appropriate solution for their needs. We take time to fully understand your requirements, needs, wants & wishes. We communicate our progress of directly headhunting the “best in market” talents at all stages of the search. Our Worldwide reach is transparent, and our proven local, regional, international & global track record of success provides us a solid network of global candidates and an international research team ensures you are introduced and serviced at global levels.

The secret of our success?

Our Team

Chairman & Co-Founder

Phil Cunningham

Prior to establishing Garner International in Singapore in 2000, he was for 6 years the Executive Director & Partner in one of Asia’s most successful executive search practices.

He has been living and working throughout the Asia Pacific region since 1977 and came to Singapore from Hong Kong in 1982 and held senior appointments with British-American Tobacco Company. With an impressive record of dealing with every country in Asia from Pakistan to Japan, he has successfully formed joint ventures and business partnerships within the region’s emerging markets during which time he completed a 6 year service as Deputy Managing Director of Singapura United Tobacco Ltd.

As a region-wide FMCG distribution and marketing organisation, Phil played an integral role in the company achieving 3rd place recognition within Singapore’s top 50 companies.

Phil is married and he and Christine have 2 sons, one of whom is based in Sweden and the other is in the USA, both having received much of their education in Asia. He has been a Governor of the Tanglin Trust School for more than a decade.

Phil is known as the “voice of the 7s” he being the announcer for the Singapore Cricket Club’s annual International Rugby 7s for longer than he cares to remember.

Regional Director

Jimmy Yong

Prior to joining Garner International in 2016, Jimmy was for 9 years the Executive Director &
Partner in a boutique search firm.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in Enterprise Sales & Marketing Management in
Singapore, Malaysia and ASEAN. His areas of coverage included Cloud Computing Solutions,
Resource Outsourcing/Executive Search for IT, Financial Services and Human Resources.

His primary focus is Tier 1 clients in industry segments such as Financial services, Healthcare,
Public Sector, Telco, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Manufacturing.

Since 1995, he has conducted business development roles for USA and European companies
who have commenced their operations in Asia Pacific.

Jimmy graduated from RMIT with a Degree in Business Administration ( Marketing ) and
garnered a Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the French-Singapore Institute.

Chairman & Co-Founder

Phil Cunningham

Prior to establishing Garner International in Singapore in 2000, he was for 6 years the Executive Director & Partner in one of Asia’s most successful executive search practices.

He has been living and working throughout the Asia Pacific region since 1977 and came to Singapore from Hong Kong in 1982 and held senior appointments with British-American Tobacco Company. With an impressive record of dealing with every country in Asia from Pakistan to Japan, he has successfully formed joint ventures and business partnerships within the region’s emerging markets during which time he completed a 6 year service as Deputy Managing Director of Singapura United Tobacco Ltd.

As a region-wide FMCG distribution and marketing organisation, Phil played an integral role in the company achieving 3rd place recognition within Singapore’s top 50 companies.

Phil is married and he and Christine have 2 sons, one of whom is based in Sweden and the other is in the USA, both having received much of their education in Asia. He has been a Governor of the Tanglin Trust School for more than a decade.

Phil is known as the “voice of the 7s” he being the announcer for the Singapore Cricket Club’s annual International Rugby 7s for longer than he cares to remember.

Regional Director

Jimmy Yong

Prior to joining Garner International in 2016, Jimmy was for 9 years the Executive Director &
Partner in a boutique search firm.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in Enterprise Sales & Marketing Management in
Singapore, Malaysia and ASEAN. His areas of coverage included Cloud Computing Solutions,
Resource Outsourcing/Executive Search for IT, Financial Services and Human Resources.

His primary focus is Tier 1 clients in industry segments such as Financial services, Healthcare,
Public Sector, Telco, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Manufacturing.

Since 1995, he has conducted business development roles for USA and European companies
who have commenced their operations in Asia Pacific.

Jimmy graduated from RMIT with a Degree in Business Administration ( Marketing ) and
garnered a Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the French-Singapore Institute.

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