Krishnan Rajagopalan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Office Location: Washington

Phone: +1 202 3314900

Krishnan Rajagopalan is President and CEO for Heidrick & Struggles, a global advisory firm serving clients across executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping. He serves on the Board of Directors and also leads the firm’s Management Committee.

Krishnan formerly led Heidrick & Struggles’ global Executive Search business unit. Earlier, he led the firm’s Global Technology & Services practice.

He has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World” by Business Week.

Krishnan’s personal practice focuses on global searches at the C-suite and board levels. He works across a variety of industries including technology, services, software and private equity.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles more than 17 years ago, Krishnan was a Vice President and Partner in a global management consulting firm. He focused on strategy, operations, and e-business across a wide array of industries.


Krishnan has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and masters and bachelors degrees in engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Krishnan is a member of the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering National Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins University.

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