is anItalian self-made entrepreneur, businessman, investor and philanthropist.
Born in Lecco, Italy on September 25 1979, he grew up in Campania, Italy where he playedbasketballuntil he decided to move to Milan to study at Bocconi University.
Sandro graduated fromBocconi University Milanwith full grades with an MBA program from theUniversity of San Diego California,he also studied atHarvard Business School,INCAE,PrincetonandOxford University.
He is President and Chairman ofSalsano Group, Chairman ofSalsano Family Officeand Chairman of the Board of Trustees ofSalsano Shahani Foundation.
He is a serial entrepreneur, in his early career he started or was a partner of several companies including an investment bank which sold a stake toGoldman Sachs, a factoring company, a UK Fca regulated hedge fund, a real estate company. He started investing in distressedreal estateand technology from a very early age.
Sandro has been honoured by theWorld Economic Forumas a Young Global Leader(YGL). This honor is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished and inspiring leaders under the age of 40. Selection Committee is headed byHer MajestyQueen Rania of Jordan. Past Young Global Leaders from around the world includeMark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Facebook Inc,Larry Page, Co-Founder & CEO, Google;Sergey Brin, Co-Founder/President, Google,Elon Musk, Chairman, Tesla Motors,Leonardo Di Caprio, actor,Jack Ma, founder Alibaba
Sandro is also part of TheMilken InstituteYoung Leaders Circle and he is aYPO.
He is often featured on several medialikeCNBC,Financial Times,Bloomberg,Forbes,CNN.
He is a donor among others of theElton John Foundation,Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation,Amfar,Olga Sinclair Foundation,Clinton Foundation,Ofrece un Hogar,Aspen Institute,Prostate Cancer Foundation.
He set upSalsano Shahani Foundationwith his wife Johanna Shahani to improve kids education in Central and Latin America.
Sandro is the Chairman for Panama ofGlobal Dignity, a non-profit organization founded byH.H. Haakon, Crown Prince of Norwayas well as he is part of the Academy ofThe Global Teacher Prize, founded by theVarkey Foundation, donating 1m usd a year to the best teacher in the world.
Sandro sits on the board of different companies as both ashareholderand as anadvisor. He is also on the Steering Committee of 1640society, often referred as the Davos of the Hamptons, together with theGetty, Firestone, Kettering, Pitcairn, Bush, Kennedy & Forstmannfamilies.