Malini Saba Malini Saba is one of the world’s top female investors and philanthropists..

Malini Saba is one of the world’s top investors and philanthoropists of South Asian origin. She is the founder of Saban, a company that has had or retains varied investment interests worldwide such as technology companies in the US, oil and gas in China and real estate in Australia and India. Malini is an impassioned philanthropist. In 2001, she started “Stree: Global Investments in Women,” a non-profit organization aimed at changing the way lowincome and at-risk women and children worldwide see themselves and their roles in society. Inaugurated by former US President Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor, “Stree” provides a means for women to access healthcare, legal empowerment and provide a forum for grassroots movements to connect with public policy in Africa, Central America, India and Eastern Europe. In June 2005, Malini donated $1 million to kick start the world’s first Heart Research Center for South Asians at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA. In 2004, she toured the Tsunami ravaged areas in India and Sri Lanka and pledged $10 million to the victims of the tragedy in the island nation. Malini’s investment career began as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist during the 1990s with extensive experience investing in more than 20 technology companies, including Sycamore Networks, Inc.(NASDAQ:SCMR), PayPal Inc. (acquired by eBay, Inc. for about $1.5 billion) and Netscreen Technologies, Inc.(acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc. for about $4 billion).