Arun Shankar Das Mahapatra


Office Location: Bangalore , Mumbai , New Delhi

Phone: +91 80 4256 3000

Arun Das Mahapatra is Heidrick & Struggles' India chairman and partner-in-charge. He specializes in the industrial sector and has expertise in the manufacturing, capital equipment, automobile, chemical, building products and transportation & logistic sectors.

Arun has 30 years of experience in business and executive search, with 17 years at Heidrick & Struggles. For the last 16 years he has been a strategic partner to numerous global and Indian conglomerates, advising them on their leadership issues and helping them identify and recruit top talent for their businesses.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Arun was the director and regional head of another leading executive search firm. He has contributed articles in leading business publications in the region on the subject of leadership advisory and the management of talent.


Arun holds a postgraduate degree in psychology.