Daanish Iqbal has over 19 years of executive search experience, across diverse sectors such as Industrial, Automotive, CPG, Retail, Metals & Mining, and Oil & Gas. His clients range from small to Midcap companies and start-ups to large corporations. As a highly accomplished relationship builder and a dedicated search consultant with a track record of excellence, Daanish has played a pivotal role in identifying and placing over 120 CEO and C-level executives in his career.
Daanish's expertise extends beyond recruitment; he has provided invaluable guidance to boards on CEO succession planning and has crafted impactful onboarding programs for CEOs during their critical first 100 days. His global reach spans regions including the Middle East, India, South East Asia, Mainland China, and Africa.
What sets Daanish apart is his ability to not only comprehend the nuances of executive roles but also to deeply understand an organization's culture and its immediate to long-term aspirations. This unique skill allows him to serve as a true partner to his clients, delivering exceptional value.
Previously Daanish played a pivotal role in incubating and launching a new business for a Royal Family Office in the Middle East. Prior to his Middle East venture, he made significant contributions at two global search networks and with Heidrick & Struggles, where he led the Industrial practice.
Daanish holds a Master's in Business Administration from the prestigious University of Pune, complemented by a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. In his free time, you will find him schooling horses across various disciplines.