Sandro Salsano

Sandro
Salsano

Global Leader
Educational Leader
Philanthropist

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2024
GOOD Fellows #2024

“Sandro Salsano’s strategic vision and unwavering commitment to global development through entrepreneurship and philanthropy set an inspiring standard for leaders worldwide.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Sandro Salsano has been at the forefront of successful initiatives in investments, philanthropy, and education for more than two decades. Forbes called him the Warren Buffett of Central America on its cover and one of the world’s most iconic visionary and financial titans. The World Economic Forum named him Young Global Leader for his exceptional vision,  courage, and influence to drive positive change in the world. 

In 2014 he formalized his philanthropy by co-founding the Salsano Shahani Foundation to focus on education.  He is a Chairman of Global Dignity, Member of the Judging Academy for the World’s  Best School Prize, Partner of Tent Partnership for Refugees, Member of Academy for  Global Teacher Prize, Steering Committee member of 1640 Society, and pledged his support to TerraCarta.

Sandro is President of Salsano Group, a multi-billion dollar private conglomerate holding company investing in private equity, real estate, and technology globally and he is President of Salsano Family Office.

Sandro serves as a Trustee for the University of San Diego California and is on the Investment Committee for the Endowment of the University. A graduate of Bocconi University Milan with full grades, he also studied at Harvard, Oxford, and Princeton University.

As the President and Chairman of the Salsano Group and Salsano Family Office, Sandro Salsano revolutionizes entrepreneurship and investment, showcasing their role in global development. Through the Salsano Shahani Foundation, his philanthropy enhances education in Central and Latin America, emphasizing the true measure of wealth in transformed lives. His dedication to academia, notably with the University of San Diego California, underscores education’s pivotal role in societal progress. Recognized as a Young Global Leader and member of The Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle, Salsano’s influence transcends businesses, inspiring change globally. His leadership in Global Dignity and the Global Teacher Prize Academy underscores his commitment to human dignity and educational excellence, which is vital for a more equitable future.

Congratulations to Sandro Salsono for this well-deserved recognition!

H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim Sanyang

H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim
Sanyang of Gambia

Development Economist
Diplomat & Bilateral Trade Negotiator Investor
Environmentalist & Philanthropist

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2024
GOOD Fellows #2024

“H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim Sanyang’s unwavering commitment to preserving cultural heritage, driving economic development, and advocating sustainability sets a remarkable standard for global leadership and community empowerment.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim is a Development Economist, with specialized expertise including Cross-border Investments, Strategy and Intelligence, Risk, Security, and Settlements; Market and Economic Analysis. He successfully led numerous structuring advisory deals in major international development projects financing, public sector enterprise reforms (divestitures, divestment, and privatization); public policy and management (public services and public administration). He is a mandated development Economist and Sovereign Government Advisor serving numerous African Governments, Multi-laterals, Multinationals, and NGOs.

He is a diplomat and bilateral trade negotiator.

As an Africa-focused investor and markets financier, His Royal Highness Prince Ebrahim also serves as chairman and sits on the boards of several companies across Africa with interests spanning agriculture and agribusiness, aviation, commodities, financial services, retail, sports, infrastructure, media, transport and logistics, oil and gas sector, marine, manufacturing, and real estate

His Royal Highness is a precocious Environmentalist and a keen Philanthropist impacting communities and livelihoods not only in Gambia but across the African Continent.

H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim chairs various charitable foundations in Africa. He founded The Prince Ebrahim Future Africa Foundation (PEFAF) an Africa Focused Charitable Foundation whose aim is to uplift and instill in the African people a spirit of self-sufficiency and self-reliance by empowering communities with the tools, knowledge, skills, and resources needed to excel and live a dignified make a better and independent living.

 

H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim is the Chief Patron of The Royal Koring Council; a Manden (Manding) heritage, cultural, and historic restoration society of the Korings of the Mali and Kaabu Empire. He is the Chairman of the Board of Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation. H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim is the Eminent Chancellor of the Consular and Diplomatic Services University (Ghana); the Patron of the International Youth Diplomacy Conference as well as the Confederation of West African Youths etc.

H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim Sanyang’s commitment to preserving the Soninke Royal Realm’s cultural heritage is remarkable. As a strategic development economist, his counsel shapes Africa’s economic landscape, driving growth across sectors like agriculture and infrastructure. Through the Prince Ebrahim Future Africa Foundation, he empowers communities, emphasizing self-sufficiency and dignity. His advocacy for sustainability underscores the need for balanced development. Engaging in international diplomacy, including his membership at Chatham House, H.R.H. Prince Sanyang fosters global cooperation and understanding. His multifaceted leadership enhances diplomatic relations and enriches global discourse, marking him as a distinguished global thinker and leader.

Congratulations to H.R.H. Prince Ebrahim Sanyang for this well-deserved recognition!

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Ahmed Bin
Sulayem

Visionary Leader
Entrepreneur

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2024
GOOD Fellows #2024

Ahmed Bin Sulayem’s visionary leadership and transformative initiatives in global commerce set unparalleled benchmarks, inspiring both present and future generations of leaders.

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Ahmed Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman and CEO of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and has driven its growth from a start-up of 28 member companies in 2003 to the world’s leading free zone in 2022 with over 24,000 member companies from 180 countries, employing over 80,000 people.

Tasked with enhancing commodity trade flows through Dubai, DMCC has introduced to the market a number of value-added products and services under Ahmed Bin Sulayem’s leadership. In 2023, DMCC was named ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ by The Financial Times fDi Magazine, for a record ninth consecutive year.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem oversaw the exponential growth of the DMCC Free Zone master development in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), a 200-hectare business and residential community in Dubai of over 100,000 people living and working in 87 towers. H.E. Bin Sulayem also oversees the development of DMCC’s latest real estate project, the Uptown Dubai district.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem currently serves as the Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) and the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX).

The Kimberley Process officially appointed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the first and only Arab country to Chair the Kimberley Process in November 2015. Shortly after, the UAE Ministry of Economy officially appointed Ahmed Bin Sulayem as the UAE’s Chair of the Kimberley Process for 2016. H.E. Bin Sulayem was reappointed Chair of the Kimberley Process for a historic second time, a position he assumed in late 2023.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem’s journey from transforming Dubai’s trade landscape to leading global commerce exemplifies visionary leadership. His pivotal role in developing the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has bolstered the UAE’s economic prowess and reshaped global trade dynamics. Under his guidance, DMCC has expanded into a globally influential enterprise, fostering trade and economic growth worldwide. His commitment to progress and sustainable growth underscores the importance of responsible leadership in today’s interconnected world. Ahmed Bin Sulayem’s career sets new benchmarks in trade, inspiring aspiring leaders to pursue visionary goals with integrity.

Congratulations Ahmed Bin Sulayem for this well-deserved recognition.

H.H. Brahmavihari Swami

H.H. Brahmavihari
Swami

Global Leader
Motivational Speaker

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2024
GOOD Fellows #2024

“H.H. Brahmavihari Swami’s tireless dedication to global humanitarian causes and fostering interfaith harmony exemplifies the transformative power of compassion and spiritual leadership.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

H.H. Brahmavihari Swami, also known as Sadhu Brahmaviharidas, is a distinguished sadhu affiliated with the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. Initiated by H.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, he serves as a global leader and motivational speaker, renowned for his involvement in notable projects such as Swaminarayan Akshardham and Neasden Mandir. Despite academic excellence and opportunities to study at esteemed institutions, H.H. Brahmavihari Swami chose a spiritual path, becoming a Hindu sadhu in 1981. His contributions extend to designing BAPS Temples worldwide, creative projects like Water Spectacular Shows, and the Mystic India giant screen film.

Currently overseeing the construction of the first Traditional Hindu Mandir in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Brahmavihari Swami plays a crucial role in guiding devotional, cultural, and humanitarian activities within BAPS. As the youngest member of the BAPS Core Committee, he actively engages in over 160 global humanitarian activities. His commitment to peace and tolerance is evident in his participation in conferences worldwide, including SWFI FORT Dubai 2024. H.H. Brahmavihari Swami’s extensive social and spiritual work, including disaster relief efforts, has garnered him respect and friendship from international leaders, exemplified by collaborations with figures like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

 

H.H. Brahmavihari Swami’s global humanitarian work with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha uplifts communities worldwide, transcending borders with compassion and hope. His cultural and spiritual projects like Swaminarayan Akshardham complexes foster peace and harmony, while his interfaith dialogues promote tolerance and understanding. Leading the first Traditional Hindu Mandir project in Abu Dhabi, he champions inclusivity. As an author and advocate for peace, his insights guide spiritual seekers and uplift societies. His disaster relief efforts and speeches inspire moral and social responsibility globally. H.H. Brahmavihari Swami’s legacy of compassion and wisdom unites diverse communities under shared values of empathy and respect, leaving an enduring impact on society.

Congratulations H.H. Brahmavihari Swami for this well-deserved recognition.