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Founder and Chairman of Saba Industries
Malini Saba embodies the concept of using business to serve humanity. She is a self-made businesswoman as well as an ardent philanthropist, who has helped millions of underserved women and children in South and Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and the U.S. gain access to life-saving medical and educational services and achieve economic stability.
In 2002, Ms. Saba launched Saba Family Foundations to serve as the umbrella organization for all of her philanthropic works. The foundation’s three areas of focus are healthcare, education and human rights. The foundation has undertaken numerous projects, including: partnering with Stanford Medical Center to train physicians from developing countries; distributing preventative health information on HIV/AIDS, immunizations, gastric and reproductive health; providing vocational education for women in Togo, West Africa; and supporting human rights issues around the world.
Funding for Ms. Saba’s philanthropic works comes from Saba Industries, a group of commodities companies that she founded in Asia.
In her free time, Ms. Saba wrote “The Abbreviated Cook,” a book of quick and easy recipes that offer a twist on traditional South and Southeast Asian dishes.