Every success journey has a story attached to it, and it is not different for Malini Saba. She started from humble beginnings but has risen to be a top entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mentor to several women. Malini was born to Sri Lankan parents in Malaysia, and they later moved to Australia. When she was 19, Saba decided to go to the United States. With only two hundred dollars to take her through, she could not afford to live largely. Malini and her former husband opted to rent an apartment next to Stanford University during their education. Residing in the house was not easy since the house would shake anytime the train passed by.
Malini’s success journey
Her deplorable living conditions did not kill her passion for investment. Now that she was married to a Stanford student, Malini had the privilege of attending lectures at no cost. Her exceptional love for business drove her to do unusual things. For instance, she would gatecrash into events where investment bankers had attended. She would make sure she talked to the investors whenever she had the chance. Ms. Saba used the advice that she gained from listening to the cream in the industry to invest her savings. With time, she invested in sectors such as telecommunications, real estate, and commodities.
Currently, Malini Saba is one of the top investors globally, of South Asian origin. She founded and still heads Saban. Saban is a company that has had and still has some of the best investment interests in the world. Some of its investments include the gas properties in China, Real estate ventures in Australia and technology companies in the United States.
How Ms. Saba spends her day
Ms. Malini starts her day at 5 am, and begins with taking conference calls from Asia since her commodity business is based there. By 7 am, she is set to take her daughter to school. She finds this aspect vital since she gets time to interact with her young girl. She then heads to the office to take care of her Europe and the United States businesses. She does this throughout the day, until 3 pm when she goes back to school to pick her daughter. Despite having a fully organized day, Malini believes that she should take care of her daughter. Nannies have not been an option for her.
Malini Saba has proved that success is earned through determination and hard work. She is surely a true icon that many, both men and women, can emulate.