Raj Ramachandran


Office Location: Houston

Phone: +1 713 2379000

Raj Ramachandran is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Houston office and a member of Heidrick Consulting, focusing on leadership, assessment, succession and digital acceleration. For more than a decade, Raj has assessed, advised, and coached executives and top teams to help them create the conditions for operating at their purpose-driven best.

Raj's high-value client work includes, designing and delivering high-potential leadership programs for senior leaders of a global technology firm and delivering a digital talent readiness assessment for the drug operations unit of a global pharmaceutical organization. He was an executive coach to the C-suite of a major life sciences company and to more than 100 senior leaders at F1000 organizations. He designed and delivered a design thinking immersion program for high-potential senior leaders of a national energy firm and implemented an enterprise coaching platform across the organization for a major US University.

Previously, Raj was a partner in the enterprise leadership practice for a global executive search and talent advisory firm. He has worked with global companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, healthcare & life sciences, retail & apparel, consumer markets, insurance, manufacturing, and energy.

Raj began his career as a management consultant at Accenture and IBM/PwC in the technology and process consulting space.

Raj has served on two non-profit leadership advisory boards for Ohio State and The University of Pennsylvania and is actively involved in his local Woodlands Texas youth group community.


Raj earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from The Ohio State University. He is an alumnus of the Wharton Business School.