Malini Saba is an investor and philanthropist of South Asian descent whose trade and social ventures inspire people worldwide. She was raised in a middle-class home and got married to a Stanford student allowing her to attend free lectures at the campus with a keen interest in investment. She schooled herself by seeking advice from bankers and began investing in real estate, telecommunications, and commodities. At the age of 19, she relocated to America with only $200. She is a graduate of the University of Western Australia.
Malini started investing with companies from Silicon Valley such as PayPal, Netscreen Technologies, and Sycamore Networks. She has a track record of overcoming hurdles such as corruption and character defamation with her resources and resilient character.
She is the founder of Saban, a company with investments globally for diverse resources like oil and gas in China, real estate in Australia and India and technology in the US.
Her philanthropic foundation Stree ensures that women are earning low-income access health care and legal empowerment. It has a network across India, Eastern Europe, Central America and Africa.
Her other notable charity ventures are her $1 million donations to El Camino Hospital to support the world’s first Heart Research Centre for her ethnicity and her $10 million contributions to victims of the 2004 Tsunami in India and Sri Lanka.
Malini’s interest in children, civil rights, and social action, economic empowerment, human rights, poverty alleviation have given her recognition and awards.
I believe Saba has an intelligent and courageous deductive method of selecting her investment field. According to her, the commodity market is the best industry because the high risks return great rewards, hence her wealthy status.
Malini’s family life is traditionally functional. By eliminating the need for a nanny’s help, she gets to be directly involved in her child’s daily life. I see this as an admirable effort because it is a tall order for a business lady to find time for mundane tasks.
She is hands on with her staff and ensures that she visits sites and walks around offices to assist and interact with her employees, hence maintaining a productive spirit at the workplace.
I enlist Malini Saba as one of the most prudent businesswomen and women’s supporter of our age.