Mahmud Samandari is a busy entrepreneur, having started companies in the fields of IT, telecommunications and education, both in Europe and Latin America.
Currently, he is a coach for start-ups at the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation and also the CEO of InnovaRadio, a Swiss company that develops technology and solutions that reduce power consumption and increase the wireless transmitters efficiency .
In 1977, he got his degree in Law, from the University of Geneva. Seven years later, he completed his Ph.D. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Switzerland.
In 1990, Mahmud Samandari and other business and management men met in Chamonix, France, to discuss their concern about the decline of ethics and values in business. Then they decided to create an informal network in order to promote the moral and spiritual wisdom and principles of the great religious traditions of the world. The group called it European Bahá’í Business Forum (paying homage to The Bahá’í Faith, a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.
In its 25 years of activity, EBBF has grown into a global learning community of mindful people who share the passion of exploring the ways to contribute to a more prosperous, just and sustainable civilization, through their daily work. Mahmud is a present member of its Board.