Dr. Firaydoun Javaheri is currently serving as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Bahá’í Faith. He was elected in 2003 along with Hartmut Grossmann to fill the vacancies left by Ali Nakhjavani and Hushmand Fatheazam. He was born in Iran and holds a doctorate in agronomy, a branch of the agriculture sciences.
Dr. Javaheri lived in Gambia for 2 years and then Zambia for 25 years where he was Chief Technical Adviser for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He served the Bahá’í communities there in the area of social and economic development. In 1995 he was appointed a Continental Counsellor and served for 19 years as a member of its Auxiliary Board.
In 1996 as a Continental Counsellor he helped to inaugurate the Banani International Secondary School in Zambia, a private girls school for grades 8 through 12 based on the principles of the Bahá’í Faith. Kiser Barnes and Lali Warren were present too. At the time Kiser Barnes was a member of the International Teaching Centre and Lali Warren was Continental Counsellor.
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