Malini Saba is a well-known investor and philanthropist living in the United States but born to Sri Lankan parents. She the founder and chairman of Saban, a firm she started and still retains various investment interests across the world. Her dealings include real estate in India and Australia, gas and oil in China, and technology firms in the U.S.A.
Malini Saba’s Investment Journey
Malini is a world-class investor and entrepreneur who began her career as a silicon venture capitalist in the 1990s. Malini has broad knowledge and experience in investing in over twenty technology firms which include Netscreen, Juniper Networks, and Sycamore among others. She has a passion for philanthropy, and that is what propels her success. Malini thought ahead of globalization and considered to invest beyond the U. S and expanded to South America and Asia. She invested heavily in commodity firms with her most successful being in the gas and oil industry.
The formation of Stree Global Investment
Malini Saba formed a non-profit company in 2001. Her company, Stree Global Investments is focused on changing the lives of disadvantaged women and children across the globe. She seeks to help them recognize their role in the society. The company attracted the interests of Bill Clinton, the former U.S President who also presided over its launch. Through this organization, women and children get access to quality healthcare, offer a platform for a grassroots movement, and legal empowerment. It connects people with public policy in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Malini Saba and Her Philanthropy Works
Malini made a donation of one million dollars to jump-start the creation of a world-class Heart and Research Unit for South Asia. The project was at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. She toured Sri Lanka and India when a Tsunami struck and pledged another $ 10 million to the victims of the tragedy.
The commodity market is what excites Malini the most. She observes that even though the industry is unpredictable, it brings in high returns and just like in real estate, you must flow with the current. Malini is not afraid of taking risks. She has dared to invest in countries don’t tread and believes that if an individual has factual information, and researched well, they must move swiftly. She encourages other entrepreneurs to be risk takers and think differently to make it in the investment industry.
Malini Saba‘s major influence is Steve Jobs who she says was a fighter who stood his ground. Even after his company threw him out, he came back stronger and made it what it is today. Malini says it takes self-belief and vision to see and walk the path.