Malini Saba: Investment Mogul And Selfless Philanthropist

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.

Her investments

 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.

IAP Worldwide Builds Air Traffic Control Systems

IAP Worldwide services is doing its part to aid the United States Air Force in its efforts in Afghanistan. Recently, one of IAP Worldwide’s subsidiaries, Pana City-based Readiness Management Support(RMS) took on the difficult task of leading airport development in Kabul. Their job was to build an an air traffic control system which could provide support to Operation Enduring Freedom. They managed other subcontractors who all worked for the U.S. military. RMS’s chief task was to create a functioning visual flight rule services system for the Flight Information Region. It also needed to be capable of instrument flight rule, non-radar positioning, and positive control. IAP Worldwide Services was more than up to the task.

RMS functioned as a contractor on the AFCAP program or Air Force Contract Augmentation Program. It is an innovative program whose goal was to find new methods of creating airways, installing them, delivering on time, and maintaining the function of the communication equipment. All this was for the purpose of having proper radio coverage on the airways. RMS staff also operated as air traffic controllers and performed final flight checking. ManTech Telecommunications is one of RMS’s subcontractors and it played a role in system design, installation, and procurement at various locations across Afghanistan while Midwest ATC services trained and supplied the air traffic controllers needed for the proper operation of the airport.

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IAP Worldwide has a talented team of employees who can work under any circumstances. When asked to comment on the capability of his staff Al Neffgen said they have an amazing record of success on difficult missions. Neffgen is the CEO of IAP Worldwide and he oversees their global operations. IAP Worldwide’s staff have been working in emergency, and hostile situations for a long time and they have never faltered in getting the job done.

Now that the air traffic control systems are complete IAP Worldwide staff are involved in maintenance and continued personnel operations for the facilities. Afghan civilian government employees must be continually trained until they are up to IAP Worldwide Services’ standards. Since the airspace above the airport is one of the most congested in the entire world the job is especially demanding. The airport is highly profitable for the Afghan government already. It manages to generate hundreds of dollars for every outbound plane through commerce done. Most supplies are for providing disaster relief in the region. IAP continues to support all the airports activities.