Ankit Goyal is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New Delhi office where he leads the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice in India as a member of the global HCLS Practice. He has vast experience in the healthcare ecosystem focusing on leadership advisory, C-level team composition, and placing CEOs, CXOs, functional leadership positions, among others.


Ankit does substantial work in the healthcare and life sciences sector across medical devices, healthcare delivery, life sciences, research, manufacturing, digital health, and so forth, helping companies advance their talent strategies in alignment with business goals to solve complex organizational challenges. He has experience managing marquee leadership search mandates in the region and around the world, advising the C-suites of global conglomerates and MNCs, emerging firms, large family business groups, biotechnology, private equity-backed companies, and tech startups.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ankit was a business unit leader for healthcare and life sciences covering the South Asia, Middle East and Africa region with a top-tier management consulting firm, advising clients on a range of engagements from strategic growth, operational transformations to organization restructuring and talent advisory. Ankit’s prior working experience in the healthcare industry provides unique insight to help clients solve their critical talent needs.

Ankit is a charismatic futurist who combines business acumen and industry experience with strong commercial experience. He often writes and is invited to industry forums to share his thought leadership. Ankit is an avid sports enthusiast, as well as a careful listener, keen observer, opportunity identifier, and team leader, with strong interpersonal communication skills.


SBS Swiss Business School, MBA

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, Executive Management Course in Business Analytics