Sanjay Shah is a British millionaire who started the charity, Autism Rocks in 2014. This cause is especially important to him since the diagnosis of his youngest son, Nikhil, with autism in 2011. The charity stages shows with superstars to raise money for research in autism. Sanjay has worked closely with world famous celebrities such as Snoop Dog, Drake, and Prince for the benefit of this charity.
Autism Rocks is based in London and Stages invitation only concerts and events for the purpose of raising donations and creating awareness for autism research. The main aim of the charity is to help identify autism as early as possible, its causes of autism and provide support systems for children with autism and their families.
Before he was known for Autism Rocks, Sanjay was involved in entrepreneurship, accounting and philanthropy. Sanjay started out studying medicine before deciding that he did not want to be a doctor. He ventured out into the financial and investment industry where he worked for some investment banks such as Merrill Lynch, Dutch Bank and Morgan Stanley. During the financial crisis in 2009, he was made redundant and thereby decided to form his company, Solo Capital.
Solo Capital is a London based limited liability partnership. It is a boutique financial services company which deals mainly in investment management, agency brokerage, principal trading and administration of clients’ assets. It was established in 2009 and has expanded rapidly despite hostile market conditions. By the end of 2015, Solo Capital was worth a net of 15.45 million pounds, with a cash flow amounting to over 30 million pounds and controlling assets of up to 67 million pounds.
With the success achieved in Solo Capital, Sanjay now takes a back seat in the business to focus more on his philanthropic ventures such as Autism Rocks. The organization has enabled him to combine his love for philanthropy and music, while at the same time helping millions of autistic children across the globe. In a recent press release through PR Newswire, Autism Rocks announced the appointment of brothers Will and Pete Best as members of its Board of Trustees. This appointment is expected to be greatly advantageous to the organization in 2016 taking into account the brothers’ vast experience and professional skills.