Malini Saba, a successful entrepreneur and a kind-hearted philanthropist who has inspired many. She is the chairperson of Saban Group of Industries, a company she started after being unable to get into a venture capital group. Saban operates investments in technology companies in the US, real estates in India and Australia and oil and gas in China. Malini’s investment career started as a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist, and she has to date invested in more than 20 technology companies. Her typical day revolves around meetings, and she believes that meeting should take 45 minutes.
Investment opportunities and her advice to people.
Malini Saba studies the market trends and does the opposite of what others are doing. She invested in real estate and retail in India while many were hesitant of investing, the venture ended up being a smart investment. The self-made entrepreneur has investments in the commodity market and owns and operates Iron Ore mines. She has invested in agriculture space owning thousands of acres of rice fields and 5,000 hectares of palm oil.
Malini admits that businesses have their up and downs, but one should not be afraid of taking risks. Her advice to others willing to be successful entrepreneurs is to believe in themselves, trust their guts and go for something if they have the facts and have done their research. She acknowledges that one may fail, but failure is an experience that can make one more successful if they learn from it.
In 2001, she started Stree, an organization that seeks to help women who are at risk and with low-income access legal empowerment and healthcare. She has also donated $1M to Heart Research Centre for South Asians at El Camino Hospital. In 2004, she pledged $10M to the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka and India.
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She was born in Malaysia, grew up in Australia and moved to the US. Malini holds a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. She was a Multi-millionaire at 34 years having invested her saving in stocks, telecommunication and commodities after getting advice from investment bankers.
Her vast experience in running her business and investing led to her appointment as CEO of Ipswich Chamber of Commerce. She is a board member of Stanford Cancer Institute. She extends her kindness to children in developing countries by providing healthcare and educational opportunities. She supports orphanages in Sri Lanka and advocates for human rights in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.