President and Chief Executive Officer of Heidrick & Struggles, a global advisory leadership firm. He serves on the Board of Directors of Heidrick & Struggles and the US-China Business Council. Krishnan has over 20 years of experience in C-suite and Board level searches, and he advises clients regularly on leadership succession, organizational transformation, governance and culture. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, both for the firm’s employees and its clients. Heidrick & Struggles was the first executive search and leadership advisory firm to pledge that on an annual basis at least half of its cumulative initial slates of board candidates presented to clients will be diverse. The firm also partners with organizations like Paradigm for Parity® and the 30% Club’s Future Female Directors program.
Krishnan earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering from Johns Hopkins University and is a recipient the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumnus Award.