Sanjay Shah is a British National, who was born in Kenya in 1970. Shortly after he was born, his family relocated to London where Sanjay Shah Denmark grew up. He attended Kings College where he studied medicine. However, Sanjay never wanted to become a doctor. His dream was to work in the financial world. So after graduating, Sanjay decided to pursue his dream. He worked as an accountant for a number of banks like Rabobank, a popular Dutch Bank that also operates in London, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch.
However, Sanjay Shah lost his job in 2009 as a result of a financial crisis that hit the financial sector. Many people who worked for various financial institution were laid off as their positions had become supernumerary. Sanjay knew that it would be fortuitous to try and find another job in the already volatile job market. So he decided to start his own company. In a small rented apartment in London, with the help of a couple of graduates, Solo Capital was birthed. This was in the year 2011. In a span of five years, the company had grown tremendously and was estimated to be about $280 million. The rapid growth saw it open up offices in Dubai. Today, Solo Capital is one of the biggest international finance corporations in the world. It specializes in consulting, property trading and professional sports investment. Sanjay Shah also owns other businesses spread out across the globe in Dubai, Malta, The Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Luxembourg and London.
Sanjay Shah is also a well-known philanthropist. In 2011, with the help of his wife Usha, he founded Autism Rocks, a non-profit organization aimed at creating awareness about this neurodevelopmental disorder. It also raises funds that are used in research. Sanjay Shah started Autism Rocks after his son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism. Autism Rocks holds concerts to raise money.
On April 2, Dubai will be commemorating the Dubai Autism Awareness Month. On April 1, Autism Rocks will be holding a concert in Dubai that will feature famous American rappers, Tyga and Flo Rida. This will be a fun-filled family day, and entry will only cost Dh50 per head. People will be treated to a number of fun activities such as face painting, inflatable rides, bouncy castles, zip lines, horse rides, laser tag, rodeo bull, a petting zoo and crazy golf. Since its establishment, Autism Rocks has raised more than £600,000 that has been used in carrying out its mandate.
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