Sanjay Shah announced the appointments of longtime friends, Will and Pete Best, to seats on the board of his charity, Autism Rocks. The charity produces invitation-only concerts to raise money for autism research and awareness.
According to PR Newswire, the brothers have known Shah since attending university. He feels the two have the professional experience and skills to add the management of the charity. They will be involved in decision-making, managing funds, musical performances, and planning.
Will Best has been a presenter of music shows on television on several channels. His interest in music started at university with underground events. He pursued a career in advertising but went back to music, He will be very involved in the charity concerts.
Pete Best has had a 21-year career in the financial markets. He was Chief Operating Officer at lcap, a prominent brokerage firm. He left in 2015 to spend more time on family, startups, and charities. He is a good match for the job due to his work experience.
Shah’s passion for his charity, Autism Rocks, came to life when his son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism in 2011. The charity was founded in 2014. Since then, the concerts have featured noted performers, including Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Drake, Elvis Costello, and Josh Stone. All money goes right to autism research.
Autism is a lifelong condition which interferes with communication skills and relationships with family and friends. It is becoming more prevalent, especially in boys. Today, one in 68 children are diagnosed with it.
Shah originally studied medicine in school, but switched to accounting when he decided becoming a physician was not for him. He worked for several investment banks – Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley – and in 2009, started his own firm, Solo Capital in London.
Solo Capital, a world-wide financial business, specializes in proprietary trading, consulting and professional sports investing. Shah also owns over 30 other businesses, not only in London, but in Dubai, Luxembourg, Malta, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.