Young Enterprise President William Salomon

Meet our President

William’s father Sir Walter founded the charity in 1962

William Salomon studied law but his career has been predominantly in the investment business.

After the sale to Close Brothers in 1999 of Rea Brothers Bank, of which he was Chairman, he created Hansa Capital, a new fund management company emphasising strategic asset management, where he is Senior Partner.

He is a Director of Hansa Trust and Chairman of New India Investment Trust, both UK listed investment trusts; and Deputy Chairman of Ocean Wilsons Holdings, a publicly listed company with significant maritime trading interests in Brazil.

Young Enterprise has always been an important part of William’s life, as his father Sir Walter founded the charity in 1962. William is delighted to be President and a regular financial supporter of the UK’s largest enterprise education charity.

‘Business has always been an integral part of my life and I am proud to be a committed supporter of Young Enterprise. The young people I have met over the years have always provided inspiration by their ability, enterprise, hard work and sense of fun.’