Malini Saba is debatably one of the most accomplished investors in the world. She has accomplished a lot in the philanthropy world. In 2001, she founded a non-profit organization that aims at empowering economically disadvantaged women and children internationally to participate actively in bettering the society. The non-profit organization is known as Stree: Global Investments in Women.
Clinton, the retired President of the US and Queen Noor of Jordan officially launched Stree. The organization offers an opportunity for women to access legal empowerment, healthcare, and avails a platform for grassroots organizations to connect with public policy in Central America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and India. In June 2005, Saba gave $1 million to establish a Heart Research Center at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View. With the establishment of the research center, South Asians will enjoy quality health care. In 2004, she donated a record $10 million to victims of Tsunami in the Island nation after touring Sri Lanka and India.
Saba started her career as a venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley back in the 1990s. She has unmatched experience of investing in over 20 technology companies such as Sycamore Networks, Inc. and Netscreen Technologies Inc. (purchased by Juniper Networks Inc. for close to $4 billion).
First company idea
Saba’s main goal was to venture in companies, and she established Saban, a firm that has ventured in varied industries in China, US, Australia, and India. It invests in sectors like oil and gas, technology and real estate.
She wakes up at 5 am. Her first task is to handle all conference calls originating from Asia since she has a commodity business there. Saba takes her daughter to school at 7 am and after returning to the office she handles issues in Europe and USA offices. She handles several meetings throughout the day and still finds time to pick up her daughter after school.
Factual details about Malini Saba
Malini Saba is a leading investor and an active philanthropist. She was born and raised by Sri Lankan parents in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aged 19 and armed with only $200, Saba relocated to the United States. Being a partner of a Stanford Student, she was able to attend lectures at the prestigious University free of charge. The fields of business and investment interested Saba so much. She sought out advice from investment bankers, and she began to invest in industries such as commodities, real estate, and telecommunications.
Saba’s hard work and perseverance paid off, and the young woman who had shown up in the U.S. with barely anything for survival is now an influential and top investor. Malini serves as the Chairperson of Saban, a firm that has invested and continues to invest internationally in sectors like technology businesses in the US, real estate in Australia, and oil & gas in China.