Ian Johnston

Regional Managing Partner

Office Location: Singapore

Phone: +65 63325001

Ian Johnston is a partner in Heidrick & Struggle’s Singapore office and regional managing partner of Heidrick Consulting in the Asia Pacific Region. He has been a senior leader of culture shaping in the EMEA region for the past 15 years, most recently serving as managing partner of culture shaping for EMEA.

Well known for enabling CEOs to lead with vitality, vision, and clear purpose, Ian works with clients to ensure that their organizations are viewing the performance of human capital at a strategic level. He focuses on helping clients accelerate their performance at the leader, team, and organization levels across the region. This supports client strategies for profitable growth and it helps Heidrick & Struggles deliver superior value to clients through the combined impact of our advisory services.

Ian has worked closely with CEOs, senior executives, and their teams across a broad range of industry sectors. He has worked in more than 42 countries in the last 10 years helping clients to shape consistent cultures at both the global and local levels. Ian brings an eclectic mix of business experience, an adventurer's spirit, a coaching and learning mindset, and a fascination with the scale and complexity of multinational companies to his work.

He has significant experience strengthening leadership, organizational performance, and culture in large international businesses. He has been instrumental in improving the spirit and performance of numerous clients. He is a frequent speaker at executive conferences and events.

Ian has been at the forefront of the development of experiential learning techniques for senior leaders and executives over the last 30 years. Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Ian had more than 20 years of diverse business experience. He taught at Templeton College, Oxford. He also founded and led a successful UK consulting practice, devising and leading large-scale leadership and culture-shaping engagements.


Ian is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University.

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