Sabine Balve is Founder and President of the World Leaders Forum Dubai, and she is arguably one of the world’s pre-eminent campaigners for human development, global sustainability, and world peace.
Sabine Balve was born and raised in Germany, but has lived in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America. Speaking fluent German, English and Italian, and possessing tolerable fluency in French, Spanish and Arabic, Sabine is one of the world’s most influential Global networkers.
She was former International Director of STOCKINGER Safes Germany. She was to later successfully transform the brand Stockinger from a German brand to an international brand. As a result of corporate stagnation, Sabine decided to create her own brand, BALVE High -Tech Safes, Germany, for a more specialized,high-end and elitist market. Her company soon penetrated the Middle East Market with the help of a dozen exhibitions, designing, producing and marketing the most exclusively luxurious line of safes in the world. Her inventions are considered to be the “Rolls Royce” of the safes of this world.
These days, Sabine is mainly pre-occupied with the World Leaders Forum Dubai, a cutting-edge global initiative which she founded as an outcome of the World Energy Conference of October 2012 in Dubai, which was held first time outside of the UN, of which she was sole facilitator and Author of the Agenda. It was at that forum that Sabine creatively coined the slogan “A Forum for World Leaders.”
In 2011, Fukushima, the biggest industrial and environmental catastrophe on our planet, was to draw Sabine into its very vortex. Immediately understanding the catastrophic dimensions of this accident, she networked with top nuclear scientists to seek solutions to the disaster, quickly gaining pre-eminence as a vocal advocate for the sustenance of the planet.
Sabine was only last year, 2014, appointed as Chair of the Futurists Board of The Lifeboat Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements, while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards Singularity.
Now recognized as one of the most extensive and credible ‘think tanks’ in the world, The Lifeboat Foundation Advisory Boards include hundreds of highly esteemed scientists, futurists, educators, activists, and ‘deep-thinkers’ devoted towards a secure quality of life for all. On this Advisory Board, Sabine is in the good company of the likes of Prof. Ray Kurzweil (founder of the Singularity University, Google director and accomplished engineer, and Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Professor Lord Martin Rees, Former President of Royal Society in United Kingdom and Eric S.Maskin, Richard J. Roberts, and Wole Soyinka.
Also, only recently, Sabine had the singular distinction of being the first white lady to be appointed to the Advisory Board of the AFRICAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS for International Affairs, where The Honorable Mr Rex Idaminabo is Founder and CEO. Distinguished recipients of the African Achievers Awards include Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa; The Rt. Hon. Joyce Banda, then President of Malawi; The Rt. Hon. Atta Mills, late President of Ghana; Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria; and Dr Rilwanu Lukman; former Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The goal of the Awards is to achieve changes for the voiceless of Africa.
Sabine has also been named Global Ambassador for WORLD PERFUME MUSEUM, which is an important flagship for highlighting the importance of the World Perfume Heritage and the origins of Perfume. The Perfume Foundation is lobbying for new regulations on the presence of natural, bio and organic elements in perfumes, cosmetics, beauty creams, food and hygiene products.
Sabine also sits on the Advisory board of Collective Changes, an International Women Empowering Network in Washington DC, and whose objectives are Global Gender Economics for Social, Political and Economic Stability. As a fall-out of this, Sabine Balve has entered into a strategic partnership with Romero Gail, Founder of Collective Changes, Advisor to the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation UK & AU, Past Chair of North America China Council, Advisor to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Technology Partners Network, and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council for Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. Sabine Balve and Romero Gail are mutually on each other’s boards to implement Gender economics, education, adult and youth leadership development, integration of gender parity for the advancement of social, political and global economic stability.
Sabine Balve was recently named Her Excellency, Global Ambassador For Sustainable Human Development And World Peace by The Global Institute For Human Excellence, where Dr. Yomi Garnett, world-renowned writer, public speaker and Radio Talk Show Host on the VOICEAMERICA Network, Phoenix, Arizona, is President/CEO.
Sabine, a Fellow of The Global Institute, also sits on the Distinguished Board of Governors of The Global Institute For Human Excellence.