Suhas Anand is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Dubai office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. He has more than 18 years of consulting experience, focusing predominantly on strategy, organization and operating model, board review and director development, executive assessment, and leadership development for corporate and government clients.


Suhas’ client work includes operating model and organization structure design, leadership and board assessments, leadership and board director development, and succession planning. He works primarily in the industrial sector and with sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East.

Examples of his work include reviewing and developing the boards of energy sector clients and sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, defining the leadership strategy for select oil sector clients in GCC, designing the operating model for multiple industrial clients in the Middle East, reorganizing the holding company of a country’s energy sector, and workforce planning for an aluminum client. He has also helped industrial clients run their talent development centers, helped energy and media-sector clients with post-merger integration, and conducted senior executive assessments for portfolios of sovereign wealth funds.

Suhas is knowledgeable about energy transition, hydrogen, the ME energy sector, and their linkages to the national economy, strategy, and operating models, and organization structures. 

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Suhas was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company. 


Indian Institute of Management, Master’s Degree

National Institute of Technology, India, Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering 


Suhas received an award from the President of India.

Philanthropy and Service

Recently, Suhas took a year off to build a non-profit EdTech start-up in India focused on holistic leadership development and sustainability. He is an advisor to education and sustainability non-profit NGOs in India and a senior advisor to Power Women, a fellowship company enhancing inclusion and diversity.