Arun Dasmahapatra


Arun Dasmahapatra is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Mumbai office and a member of the CEO & Board of Directors and the Industrial practices in India. With more than 30 years of experience in business and the executive search industry, he has expertise in manufacturing, capital equipment, automobiles, chemicals, metals and mining, and building products.


Since joining the firm in 2001, Arun has been the chairman and partner-in-charge of India from 2003 till 2019 and the regional managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Industrial Practice in Asia and the Middle East from 2012 to 2014. Over the last two decades, 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.

Arun has contributed articles in leading business publications in the region on the subject of leadership advisory and the management of talent.


Postgraduate Degree in Psychology