Sanjay Shah is perhaps best known for his role as the founder and former CEO of Solo Capital, a global investment management company headquartered in London; however, in recent years Shah has become almost as famous for his role as the head of the Autism Rocks charity. Before his own life was touched by the autism through the diagnosis of his own son with the neurological condition Sanjay Shah had already taken a step back from his leadership role with Solo Capital. The company is now staffed by professionals from across the financial and investment industry, which means the founder can spend more time with his family and focus on his important charity work.
For Sanjay Shah the charity work he now completes has as much importance as the financial work he used to concentrate on. In 2014, Shah and his family were told the youngest of their three children was affected by autism, which prompted a shift in focus from the financial sector to the philanthropy he now spends his time working on. As a music lover Sanjay Shah has looked to use the many friendships he has made over the years to benefit the Autism Rocks charity he established to fund a greater level of research into the medical condition through Cambridge University.
As Solo Capital operates across much of Europe and the Dubai area Sanjay Shah calls home the financial expert splits his time between monitoring the running of his company, and pushing on with Autism Rocks. The growth of Autism Rocks has been staggering over the short time it has been operating for, and has prompted Sanjay Shah to add new trustees to the board of the charity to help with its long term future. Autism Rocks raises funding for autism research by completing one off concerts by invitation only by major musical stars from across the world; in the past legendary performers like Prince and Joss Stone have performed for the charity.
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