PO Box 1153
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Samad Aidane

samad_croppedCross-cultural Leadership Consultant & Trainer


Core Skills & Style

Samad Aidane is a cross-cultural leadership consultant, trainer, and coach. He helps leaders leverage the science of culture to improve their capacity to make effective decisions, solve complex problems, and facilitate lasting change. Samad focuses on leaders of global, and virtual multicultural teams as well as those from emerging and high growth markets. His practice draws from cutting edge scientific findings from neuroscience, social science, and behavioral science on the effect of culture on emotions, cognition, and behavior and their application to cross-cultural leadership development.



Samad has over two decades of experience in leading change initiatives. His industry experience spans telecom, finance, health care, and government projects in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Belgium, with organizations such as HP, Cap Gemini, Time Warner Telecom, and Telefonica.


Samad holds a Post Graduate Degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University, U.K. He is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMP) and a member of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society. He has been a featured speaker for organizations such as J.P Morgan, HP, and T-Mobile and presented at international conferences, such as Project Management Institute Global Congresses and Oracle OpenWorld.