Salem Samhoud is a successful entrepreneur and founder of &samhoud, a consultancy firm with offices in The Netherlands and Spain. Samhoud has consulted a large number of prominent companies and organizations including the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Municipality of Barcelona and the Dutch National Railways. Before the creation of &samhoud, Salem Samhoud started and owned his own transportation company and was a leading consultant in the area of public transportation. Samhoud also worked as marketing manager for Unilever in Africa. Author of various books in the field of entrepreneurship and organizational management, Samhoud started in 2007 the Vision21, an initiative that aims for the creation and implementation of a vision for the Netherlands in the year 2021.

In 2011 he was the speaker at the Glotalks: Connection in a Globalized World (May, 6th).