Malini Saba, “The Abbreviated Cook”
Malini launched a food business in Asia In 2006. She traveled through South East Asia to the Far East and finally onto Southern Asia with her entrepreneurial businesses, she enjoyed dabbling and sampling with local cuisines. Her love affair with food began as a teenager and it was reinforced with this journey.
The love for touching, sampling and fixing meals through experiments with different cuisines became a delight and provided her daughter joy. While experimenting, her vision for an eclectic cook book originated, mainly to give working busy women around the world an easier and more relaxing way to cook for themselves and their families while providing tasteful and nutritious options.
“The Abbreviated Cook”, the title of the cookbook, focuses on quality meals when dealing with time constraints. Malini concentrates on providing a meal plan in 20 to 30 minutes, while keeping the eater intrigued by her fusion mixes. Malini continues to explore different cuisines to add into her signature fusion dishes. When she is not in the kitchen, she is an avid writer, lover of art and a successful businesswoman.
Malini Saba embodies the concept of using business to serve humanity. She is a self-made businesswoman as well as an ardent philanthropist, who helps underserved women and children in South and Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and the United States gain access to life-saving medical and educational services and achieve economic stability.
Ms. Saba was born in Seremban, Malaysia to a family of modest means, which instilled in her a very strong work ethic that helped her to succeed in business. Ms. Saba’s parents also emphasized compassion for those less fortunate, and as a child, she would bring clothes and books to shelters and spend time with the people who lived there.
Malini Saba founded the Saban Group in 1996 there after selling it in 2016. She found the Grain Group in 2010 and sold it in 2014. She started Saba Industries Group to venture back into the agriculture space in 2017 .
Malini Saba now launches Anannke Group, her latest venture into the media and industrial space.
Ms. Saba just started her new foundation, Anannke Foundation, to serve as the umbrella organization for all of her philanthropic works globally. The foundation’s three areas of focus are healthcare, education and human rights. Malini Saba has undertaken numerous projects previously 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.
“My goal is to help one billion people around the world gain access to basic healthcare, provide education and opportunities that allow people to break the cycle of poverty, and educate people on human right issues,” Ms. Saba says. “These basic life necessities that many of us take for granted will empower under-served people to greatly improve their lives and their children’s lives.”