Kanchana (Phung) Pongsaswat
HR & Administration Manager
Kanchana (Phung) Pongsaswat graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1994. After six years in HR at Hewlett-Packard, Phung joined MORU in 2000 to act as the PA to Professor Nick White and manage HR & Administration for MORU.
During the last 20 years Phung has overseen exponential growth in the MORU network from around 12 staff to nearly 700.
Phung manages Administration and Human Resources through the Operations & Administration team across the Thailand MORU entity as well as providing expert advice to the other units and sites.
At MORU Bangkok, Phung is responsible for local staff HR policies and procedures, consultancies, payroll, recruitment, travel, travel insurance, health insurance, visas, employee taxation, inductions, training, and university and employee relations. She ensures that all legal requirements of the Tropical Health Network are complied with and provides strategic HR advice to the senior management team while also executing her PA duties to Professor (now) Sir Nick White.