Sandro Salsano is a self-made Italian entrepreneur, businessman, investor and philanthropist.
Sandro Salsano played basketball until he decided to move to Milan to study at Bocconi University. His mother was a teacher and his father worked for the national railway company. Sandro graduated from Bocconi University, Milan with full honors, and received an MBA from the University of San Diego, California. He also studied at Harvard Business School and at INCAE Business School.
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 to Goldman Sachs, a factoring company, a UK FCA regulated hedge fund, and a real estate company. He started investing in distressed real estate from a very early age. Sandro has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL). He is also part of The Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle, and is often featured on CNBC, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNN. Sandro is a donor among others of the Elton John Aids Foundation, Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation, Amfar, Olga Sinclair Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Ofrece un Hogar, Aspen Institute. He set up Salsano Shahani Foundation with his wife Johanna Shahani with the purpose to improve the education of children in Panama.
Sandro is the Chairman for Panama of Global Dignity, a non-profit organization founded by H.H. Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway. He is also a part of the Academy of The Global Teacher Prize, founded by the Varkey Foundation, donating $1million a year to the best teacher in the world. Sandro sits on the boards of many companies as both a shareholder and as an advisor. He is also on the Steering Committee of The 1640 society.