Malini Saba is a renowned investor and philanthropist from South Asia. Saba founded Saban Capital Group, a company that has invested in various technology companies in U.S, oil and gas businesses in China, and Real Estate groups in Australia and India.
Besides the passion in investments, Malini Saba is a passionate Philanthropist. As a philanthropist, she established Stree Global Investments in Women. Stree is a not for profit organization that empowers the roles of vulnerable and low-income women and children in their societies.
Stree has helped vulnerable women and children in Africa, Central America, India and Eastern Europe to access better healthcare services. Besides creating Stree, she donated $1 million to El Camino Hospital in Central America. The sum was a donation to start a Heart Research Center. She is also a member of Stanford Cancer Institute.
Malini Saba was born in Malaysia and brought up in Australia. Her investment career started from a humble beginning when she moved to United States at the age of 19 years with nothing to survive on.
Drawing lessons from her humble background, she developed an urge to pursue business investments. She sought advice from investment bankers and she began to invest in telecommunication, commodities, and real estate as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist early in 1990.
She has more than 20 years’ experience investing in tech companies such as PayPal Inc., Netscreen Technologies Inc., and Sycamore Networks.
Her effort and passion for changing the world have made her receive several accolades. In 2001, the Businesswomen Network based in Washington Dc awarded her as the Entrepreneur of the year and in 2004, The LA County honored her with the Mother Theresa Award. In 2005, she was awarded the Philanthropist of the year by Pyratham, an NGO that promotes education for children. In 2007, she was honored as an Ambassador of Peace by The Federation of Peace.
Malini previously worked at William J. Clinton Foundation, was a board member in ARC, and an advisory committee member at Sharon’s Message. She is a highly skilled speculator specializing in venture capital investments, oil and gas, technology, and real estate. She is also passionate about society-wide economic empowerment and poverty alleviation and respect to human rights and civil rights.
Malini Saba is among few women in the world who have achieved such accomplishments as either a philanthropist or an investor.