Malini Saba is undoubtedly one of the world’s most industrious women. She also leads a pack of the most successful women investors and philanthropists of Asian, from whence she bases her origin. She is especially passionate about the role and empowerment of women and children in the society as well as improving the lives of the less privileged in the modern day society.
Malini Saba is the CEO and chairperson of Saban, an investment company that she founded in the 1990s. Through the company, Malini has invested heavily in different sectors of the global economy. This includes investments in technological companies in the United States, Real Estate in India and Australia as well as oil and gas in China. To date, Malini has invested in over 20 technological companies. However, the oil and gas industry continues to be her biggest area of interest as well as the leading source of Saban’s income.
Malini Saba‘s interest in the investment started out at Stanford University where she attended almost every investment and business lectures. She would even gatecrash into investment banker’s events and socialize with them while hoping to learn a thing or two about investment banking. Later on, she started investing in the real estate and telecommunication industry with her earliest major investment being a venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley in the early 1990’s.
Her philanthropic acts
Malini is naturally philanthropic and giving back to the society comes easy with her. For instance, in 2004 after a devastating tsunami in the India and Sri Lanka, she visited the affected and pledged $10 million to the victims to help them get back their lives in track. In 2005, she also donated over $1 million to the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA to aid in the establishment of the world’s first South Asian heart research center. She is also the founder of the “Stree: Global Investments in Women”, an international non-profit organization promoting empowerment and financial freedom among women in third world countries.
About Malini Saba
Malini was born to a middle-income family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She, however, ended up in Australia where she typically grew up before crossing over to the United States. In the U.S, Malini was married to her former husband, a student at Stanford University where they resided for close to four years.
It is while at Stanford that she became fully aware of her entrepreneurial instincts and decided to follow them. She interacted with various individuals that had already made their way in the industry for advice and guidance. When the time was right, and after she had accumulated enough to invest, she went all in and hasn’t looked back ever since.