Ina Sood is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington, D.C. office and a member of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. She co-leads the global Biotechnology efforts and recruits board directors, chief executive officers, R&D, commercial, and strategic leaders.


Ina’s experience is deep in product-driven healthcare companies, including high-growth and disruptor biotechnology start-ups as well as large, established pharmaceutical or 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 US private equity and venture capital-backed companies.


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

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