About Boyd & Moore Executive Search

Boyd & Moore Executive Search (BMES)  provides bespoke executive and management-level recruitment solutions in the following Asia Pacific markets: 

Australia Japan Singapore
China Laos South Korea
Hong Kong Malaysia Taiwan
India New Zealand Thailand
Indonesia Philippines Vietnam


Our Executive Team has long experience consulting for multinational corporations at the highest levels and specialize across the Chemical & Industrial, Technology, Semiconductor & Electronics, Life Sciences, and Retail & Consumer Goods sectors. In addition to our Front Office Industry Specialist Consulting Teams, we have exceptional executive-level Back Office coverage across all industries in the areas of Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, and Supply Chain, Logistics, and Information Systems. 

BMES maintains a substantial network of contacts in each vertical, nurturing strong relations with talented senior executives as well as non-executives having superior skills and exceptional career potential.Our primary focus is always to build long-term relationships within our network of industry professionals by providing ongoing information about regional opportunities and consultation on career development. We conduct our activities with professionalism and the strictest regard for confidentiality.

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Management Team

Jonathan Boyd Underland

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Jon is a co-Founder of BMES and has been in Japan’s Executive Search industry for over 15 years. His network extends from Silicon Valley to Asia Pacific and he has assisted over 60 companies enter and build their operations in the region. Although much of his recruitment work has been focused on venture-funded start-up companies in the network and telecommunications space, Jon also has extensive experience working with enterprise SW and SI firms of all sizes.


When not working on developing and promoting BMES’ talent acquisition solutions and methodologies, Jon manages BMES’ Key Accounts team, and guides internal initiatives touching on marketing, systems, and general operations.

Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Tony is one of the two founders of BMES. In addition to leading a 30+ member sales force, Tony is responsible for BMES’ strategic direction, business development initiatives and operations and directly oversees the company’s Technology search practice. Tony remains highly active in search, maintaining a diverse range of clients within the Technology arena and focusing on executive level roles within Japan and throughout Asia. He has been an executive search professional in Japan since 1999 and is consistently selected as “search partner of choice” in competition against other global firms.

Originally from London, UK, Tony started his career as a Project Manager and then Account Manager for European and US software companies. Prior to co-founding BMES in January, 2002, Tony was promoted to the level of Associate Vice-President with a Japanese search firm, where he also successfully completed numerous executive-level placements, including Country Manager, Vice-President and Director level roles.

Tony graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Modern History. He is an active member of the Japan-British society and the Tokyo American Club. Tony also plays and participates in a broad range of sports from football to wakeboarding, squash to snowboarding.

Jonas Korbstein

Vice President – Asia Pacific

Jonas came to Japan in 2003 where he worked with German automotive brand Mercedes-Benz in organizational development. He joined BMES in early 2005 and currently heads up BMES’ Business Operations in Asia, being based out of our Singapore office. Through effective management and efficient process implementation, Jonas has been a major driving force behind BMES’ streamlined service delivery. His main recruitment efforts are focused on HR, Finance, Legal, Automotive & Technology for Japan, India, China, Korea and the APAC markets.

Starting out his recruitment career setting up our Automotive recruiting practice, Jonas later move into our Technology business where focused mainly on the Mobile & Software spaces. His successful track record included placing a range of professionals from Country Managers to Specialist Engineers into many MNC. Already by the end of his second year at BMES, Jonas was given the Top Consultant award for the year.

After building up a solid reputation for filling back office roles, he launched and managed the Professional Services Division. This new business group covered HR and Finance, which developed into our Commerce Division. In 2010 Jonas moved to Pune, India to run our Global Intelligence Center as well as the India Executive Search Team.

A degree holder in International Management, Jonas has consistently been a key player in BMES’ expansion and innovation efforts. 

Victor Nwakanma

Director - Life Sciences | Consumer Goods | Back Office HR | Finance | Supply Chain

Victor has been with BMES for over five years and has consistently been our leading revenue generator since his second year. He is responsible for the development of our Life Science and Back Office Finance & HR teams. In addition, Victor has been instrumental in kick-starting and growing our Supply Chain and Consumer Goods teams. Victor strongly believes in leading from the front and empowering those around him to reach their greatest potential.

Victor has been in Japan for 10 years. He has a degree in Computer Science from University of Benin.

Rafael Babikov

Rafael Babikov

Senior Director - Technology

Rafael is an executive search consultant specializing in the Japan and Asia technology industries since 2006. His area of focus includes digital media, e-commerce, AdSales, mobile, advertising, online payment, technology transaction, p2p technology, gaming (console, mobile and social), online and video content sectors.

Rafael maintains strong client relationships with start-up, mid-sized and global fortune 500 technology companies in Japan and around APAC. He is consistently selected as the preferred vendor of choice to execute the most challenging of search assignments. Rafael also provides market entry support for a multitude of sectors and his industry network boasts a wealth of experienced multilingual professionals at all organizational levels.

Rafael’s recent track record includes successful introductions for: Country Manager for Japan and Korea, APAC VP of Sales, Senior Sales Manager, Mobile Marketing Manager, Head of Business Development (e-commerce), Senior Customer Relationship Manager and Mobile Project Manager.

Rafael holds both MA and BA degrees in International Relations from Waseda University, Japan and University of World Economy & Diplomacy, Uzbekistan respectively. A multilingual professional, Rafael speaks native Russian and English and is competent at a Business level in Japanese.