Raj Ramachandran


Raj Ramachandran is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Houston office and a member of Heidrick Consulting, focusing on leadership, assessment, succession, and digital acceleration. For more than a decade, Raj has assessed, advised, and coached executives and top teams to help them create the conditions for operating at their purpose-driven best.



Raj's high-value client work includes, designing and delivering a high-potential leadership program for the top 100 senior leaders of a global technology firm and delivering a digital talent readiness leadership assessment for the global drug operations unit of a global pharmaceutical organization. He was an executive coach to the C-suite of a major life sciences company and to more than 100 senior leaders at F1000 organizations. He designed and delivered a design thinking immersion program for high-potential senior leaders of a national energy firm and implemented an enterprise coaching platform across the organization for a major United States University.

Previously, Raj was a partner in the enterprise leadership practice for a global executive search and talent advisory firm. He has worked with global companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, healthcare & life sciences, retail & apparel, consumer markets, insurance, manufacturing, and energy.

Raj began his career as a management consultant at Accenture and IBM/PwC in the technology and process consulting space.


University of Pennsylvania, Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in Education

The Ohio State University, Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry

Wharton Business School, Alumnus

Philanthropy and Service

Raj has served on two non-profit leadership advisory boards for Ohio State and The University of Pennsylvania and is actively involved in his local Woodlands Texas youth group community.