Indian American Krishnan Rajagopalan to Receive AABDC's Highest Honour

Krishnan Rajagopalan has been with the firm Heidrick and Struggles for 20 years and been the CEO for 4 years now.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>The Asian American Business Development Council has named Chicago based Heidrick and Struggles' CEO Rajagopalan as recipient of highest honor on their 15 September event.</p></div>

The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) has named Krishnan Rajagopalan, CEO of Illinois based Heidrick & Struggles, as one among the annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards.

Rajagopalan will be bestowed with the highest honour by the AABDC. With last year's event being cancelled due to the outbreak of the pandemic, the 2021 event is widely awaited. The award ceremony will take place on 15 September with a day long conference followed by a gala dinner, at the Asia Society in New York.

The AABDC, spanning two decades, has honoured over 850 Asian Americans corporate executives and entrepreneurs, representing scores of industries nationwide, through its annual award program, India West reported.

The highest honour of the night will be awarded to Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business, and Krishnan Rajagapolan, CEO of Heidrick & Struggles. Each year, the 'outstanding 50' award committee identifies and selects outstanding leaders who have built a successful business or who have distinguished themselves in their community. Of those, the committee also identifies a top Pinnacle Award recipient who has reached the acme of his/her professional career and is widely acknowledged as a leader in their industry.
AABDC Press Release

Rajagopalan is the President and CEO of the Chicago-based Management Consultancy Heidrick and Struggles. He has been with the company for 20 years, where he started as Global Practice Managing Partner. He has been promoted thrice and has held the office of CEO for over four years now. he serves on the board of directors of the firm.


He studied at Baltimore's John Hopkins University and the University of Chicago. He worked as a partner at AT Kearney for eight years before joining Heidrick and Struggles.

(With inputs from India West)

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