Cheng He


Office Location: Florham Park

Phone: +1 973 4439202

Cheng He is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New Jersey office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. A molecular biologist turned management consultant, he blends his scientific background with business acumen to help pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare companies facilitate the development and commercialization of their products in the U.S. and global markets.

Cheng specializes in new product development project and portfolio management, business process design and optimization, and organizational change management. He has extensive experience in driving cross-functional collaboration among R&D, regulatory, medical, clinical, quality, and commercial organizations.

Cheng was a director of Philosophy IB, a boutique management consultancy focused on life sciences established in 2000 and acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016. Prior to joining Philosophy IB, Cheng conducted basic medical research in a variety of academic and governmental settings. He is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals.


He earned a bachelor of science with distinction in biochemistry from the University of Victoria, and received a PhD in cellular biology and a certificate in financial analysis, both from New York University.

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