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


Ina has deep 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 US 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