Kaveh Naficy


Office Location: Florham Park

Phone: +1 973 4439202

Kaveh Naficy is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New Jersey office and a member of Heidrick Consulting.

With more than 20 years of experience in leadership and organizational development, Kaveh was a founding partner at Philosophy IB, a boutique management consultancy focused on lifesciences established in 2000 and acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016. Philosophy IB served Fortune 100 companies, focused on helping clients execute their strategies by changing how people work.

As leader of Philosophy IB’s coaching practice, Kaveh has coached a range of senior executives in consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and educational organizations.

He previously served as vice president of Citicorp in Europe, Latin America and the US; as practice leader of EY’s European global client consulting strategic change practice; and as director of organizational effectiveness for Warner-Lambert/Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Kaveh is a board member of Eliminate Poverty NOW, a non-profit whose mission is to eliminate extreme poverty in Africa by educating people and supporting entrepreneurship, particularly for women, to create a sustainable difference in peoples’ lives.


Kaveh received a bachelor of arts degree from Baker University, a masters in labor relations from Cornell University, and an MBA from Boston College.

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