Astik Ranade


Astik Ranade is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Mumbai office where he leads Heidrick Consulting across India. With a proven ability to drive impact and work with clients to transform their business, his expertise spans CEO advisory roles, organization alignment, leadership and-high-performing team development, sales effectiveness and enabling the human element of digital transformation.


Astik leverages his more than 20 years of experiences living in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and working with Deloitte, Mercer, Fortune 500 companies, large multinationals and local organizations across a range of industries, to groom and build leadership capabilities. His initiatives have guided individuals to tackle challenges experienced by the workforce given the impact of technology and innovation on human interaction and the varying needs of a multi-generational workforce that inhibit confident communication.

During his career, Astik founded four start-up business practices in different geographies, led large-scale transformation projects, expanded geographical P&L footprints, and built market-centric teams. He is a regular guest speaker and has facilitated engagements at the London Business School, Indian School of Business, and Symbiosis.


The University of Connecticut School of Business, Bachelor's in Management Information Systems

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, EHRP, HR Strategy Program