Sanjay Shah is a name known to many in the financial industry around the world after he spent a long and successful career working with some of the world’s best known companies offering financial services. Following the 2008 economic slowdown, Sanjay Shah decided he was in need of a change in lifestyle and career focus, which resulted in his family making a major move from London to Dubai, and the Solo Capital financial services company being established in 2011. The changes in life for Sanjay Shah have not ended with the establishment of Solo Capital, but have continued as he has become one of the world’s best known fund raisers for autism research.
In 2014, Sanjay Shah and his family were informed that his youngest son was affected by the neurological condition autism; Shah did not take this as a sign to wind down his career or activities, but instead looked to raise funds for research into autism in any way possible. Shah now works with researchers at Cambridge University to make sure the diagnosis of this condition can be completed as early as possible. The former medical student has also looked to aid other families by promoting techniques and options for getting help and coping with the issues autism causes for people across the world.
In order to raise funds for autism research Sanjay Shah developed the Autism Rocks charity that has been staging intimate concerts for a number of years by some of the best known artists in the world. Recently, Shah has added new members to the board of Autism Rocks and has seen a change of focus away from the staging of intimate concerts to the much larger first festival the charity will stage in 2016 in Dubai. The focus on philanthropy has taken up much of the time and effort of Sanjay Shah in recent times, which has seen him spend much more time on charitable activities linked to the Autism Rocks charity.
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