Ina Sood is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington, D.C. office and regional managing partner of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice for the Americas. She co-leads the global biopharmaceutical sector, recruiting board directors, chief executive officers, R&D, commercial, and strategic leaders. She is also a member of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice, taking the lead on diversity and inclusion initiatives across the practice.


Ina has extensive experience in product-driven healthcare companies, including high-growth and disruptor biotechnology start-ups, as well as large, established pharmaceutical and medical device organizations. Her clients include private venture capital-backed portfolio companies as well as high-growth publicly listed organizations.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ina was a vice president at a leading global life sciences executive search boutique and a director of another large executive search firm’s global pharmaceutical and biotechnology practice.

She began her career with boutique search firms in London and New York, where she led C-level and board director searches for European and U.S. private equity and venture capital-backed companies.


Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands, Master’s Degree in International Business Administration

Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, Bachelor’s Degree in Management