Office Location: Mumbai
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Vikram Chhachhi is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Mumbai office and a member of the global Consumer Markets Practice. With more than two decades of experience in leadership search and advisory, he has led and delivered a body of substantial work focused at the leadership level across the consumer (goods and services), fashion and retail, private equity, consumer internet and digital, media entertainment and sports, and hospitality sectors.
Vikram has worked on engagements across the C-Suite and include CEOs, divisional chief executives, functional officers, as well as leaders for strategic business functions such as financial officers, legal counsel, and regulatory and government affairs. Clients seek out his strong insights on and experience with the Indian leadership talent pool, not only on the subcontinent, but in the region and globally. This has led to a wide array of clients, ranging from start-ups and Indian businesses, to global organisations.
Vikram specializes in working with key client stakeholders and financial sponsors from either the promoter group or investor group (e.g. private equity or institutional investors), helping them strategize, structure, and build out their professional management teams. Being a trained assessor of leaders, he combines Heidrick & Struggles’ cutting-edge digital assessment frameworks and psychometrics with his deep experience to help clients address the key twin issues related to future leaders – how they will lead, and how they will align culturally.
Before he joined the executive search profession, Vikram was a senior editor with a leading fortnightly business publication, Business Today, where he covered and wrote extensively on the technology, telcos, and automotive sectors. He was widely recognized for his investigative reporting on the telecommunications industry in the mid-1990s, when the sector was being deregulated in India.
Vikram earned a degree in computer science from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and an advanced executive certification from the Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.