Sanjay Shah is a successful businessman, philanthropist and family man. His charity Autism Rocks recently made headlines on the PR Newswire when Shah appointed two new members to the board of trustees. Long time University friends Will and Pete Best bring their own expertise to the foundation.
Pete Best is most notably known for his role as the Chief Executive Officer of the brokerage firm Icap. His career in the financial industry spans over 21 years bringing the financial reliability and investment expertise needs to distribute the foundations funds. Now semi retired Mr. best has turned his eye to more philanthropical pursuits.
Will Best began his music industry career at Kings University organizing underground shows. Mr. Best worked as a music television host both internationally and in the United Kingdom. His many years in the entertainment industry makes him an invaluable asset to Autism Rocks various concert events.
Sanjay Shah grew up in an affluent area of central London and attended Kings College University. He began his education as a medical student before switching his course of studies to accounting. After graduating from Kings University, Sanjay Shah began working for Credits Suisse. He also worked for such notable companies as ING, Barclay’s Bank, Merill Lynch and Varengold Bank to name a few.
During the financial down turn, Sanjay Shah took a gamble and opened his own brokerage firm, Solo Capital. He started out with a small office and a handful of staff. Today Solo Capital has a net worth of $280 million, it’s headquarters are located in London and Dubai. Solo Capital has acquired an estimated 39 companies located in such areas as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Malta, Kenya and Germany. Now semi retired Sanjay turned his focus to Autism Rocks.
When Sanjay’s son Nikhil was just four years old he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Upon learning of the five year waiting lists for treatment Sanjay hired an autism staff to care for his son around the clock. He also wanted to help the families who could not afford that luxury. He began Autism Rocks, a foundation which promotes research and autism awareness.