Puneet Malhotra


Puneet Malhotra is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New Delhi office and a member of the global Technology & Services Practice. 


Puneet’s passion for conducting searches for sustainability and diversity roles drives his executive talent work across technology services organizations, software companies, technology-enabled start-ups, semiconductor organizations, and large private equity-backed start-ups. He has helped clients fill leadership roles, including CEO, CTO, CDO, and global P&L business heads.

Before Heidrick & Struggles, Puneet was a partner with a renowned executive search firm. He has 20 years of experience in leadership hiring and talent acquisition and over 15 years of search experience in the technology sector.

Puneet emphasizes objective assessments based on competency and cultural fit. He leverages relationships built during his tenure in the technology services industry to provide strategic insights into the talent landscape to help clients make informed hiring decisions. His passion for helping clients build diverse teams guides his culture conversations with chief executive officers during the hiring process.


FORE School of Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management

University of Delhi, Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Philanthropy and Service

Puneet is passionate about service and collaborates with like-minded individuals and organizations to impact the community and society. He supports various NGOs in community development programs and fundraising efforts, especially in girls’ education.