About Madame Sabine Balve

Global Movement Networker | Philanthropist | Independent Advisor about Global Challenges in the 21st Century

Places lived

Native German – 27 years International Experience | Cosmopolitan lived in Europe, Middle East, West Africa and North America in 8 countries | Fluent speaking German, English and Italian | knowledge of languages Frencg, Spanish and Arabic

Places travelled

Global networker travelled more than 3 Million kilometers, which results in extensive cultural, religious and economic knowledge; even understanding of indigenous people

Business Woman

International Luxury Brands
BALVE Safes and Period as international director of STOCKINGER Safes

Product & Exclusivity

BALVE High Tech Safes, Germany, are more than a safe place to keep Valuables. They are a real piece of art and designed to be ‘exhibited’. As such this represents a revolutionary concept and a true challenge to security -mastered by our product. Known as the most exclusive safes in the world, Balve High Tech Safes come in a range of different shapes, configurations, colors and most luxurious Materials such as 24 carat-gold, sterling silver, platinum, precious stones and exotic Leathers for the interior. Some of them designed and decorated by world famous artists. Made in Germany, the gorgeous Balve safes are not made to be hidden!

Cliental – Top 100 of the World

2014-05-25 07.04.03 pmAs owner and CEO of BALVE – High Tech Safe Germany with its impressive client list (it boasts some of the wealthiest people on the planet), Balve is certainly privy to some highly sensitive information and knows how to keep a secret. With more then two decades of experience in the safe business in her native Germany and as the former international director of STOCKINGER Safes Germany, she transformed successfully first the brand Stockinger from a national (Germany) to an international brand. This by changing their complete set up and marketing and business strategies with a focus on Europe and the Americas. With her own company and brand BALVE – High Tech Safe with head offices in Munich, Germany, Sabine Balve expanded with a sales and trading offices in Dubai, UAE for the Middle East market.

Handcrafted Masterpieces

2014-05-25 07.04.24 pmThe customized BALVE – Safes are handcrafted masterpieces that are usually displayed prominently in plush offices, luxurious homes, palaces, yacht and even Lear Jet’s. They are extremely safe and true works of art. The fireproof safes take between three months to a year to manufacture, depending on clients specifications and include the
use of rare materials, including camel and cow hair, the finest calf and ostrich leather, as well crocodile, alligator, mink, shark, sting ray, snake and python skin. In all colors tinted to line the interior and chrome, sterling silver, platinum and 24-carat gold for the drawers systems and the exterior of the safe. “The highest expectations need the highest competence” says Balve, “Our safes are distinctive and classic and as exclusive as Bentleys or Maybachs. Customize orders of all safes, exclusively manufactured in Germany, come with the guarantee of superb quality, the highest bank safety class and the ultimate in aesthetic appeal.”

2014-05-25 07.04.42 pmFurther outstanding selling points of the unique, lavish BALVE Safes: “My clients know they can trust in me. They speak only with me. I am very discreet with them and respect their confidentiality which they appreciate. Apart from their contact details, I keep nothing in writing about them to ensure the total protection of their privacy. The premise of a longtime relationship is trust. Trust cannot be forced. It can only grow by convincing each one another of extraordinary qualities and in the long run: Reliability! Therefore most of my clients become deep rooted friends of mine. Something that motivates me to no end and is a role that I truly cherish.

Investing love and passion to create such an adequate setting for unique valuables, the manufacturing process of a BALVE High Tech Safe is accompanied by a long line of experts who provide their skilled craftsmanship and superb knowledge to enable a handcrafted masterpiece that reaches its evolutionary perfection on completion. Balve personally delivers each safe, a truly masterpiece of art – traveling usually on the same flight with them from their place of to their destination This could be anywhere in this world. One was hand-delivered all the way to the Datcha of a Russian oligarch or to such far away places such as Bahamas.

Balve-Safes: Standard Safe

Balve Safes: Masterpiece

Major Achievements of both branding campaigns

One of Balves major achievements as international director of STOCKINGER Safe company (Germany) and as owner of BALVE High Tech Safe has been the full creation of a 400 qm (4.000sf) showroom at Maximilian Street, the most prestigious shopping street of Munich, GERMANY.

Successful Branding Worldwide: This included forming a high professional office team, further development and design of new innovative models of safes, the full set- up of all marketing materials, incl. catalogues, exclusive websites etc.. All of this accompanied by marketing analysis of new markets in Europa and America and Middle East. Sabine Balve successfully planned, implemented. organized and handled the whole new set -up of the organisation and branding, which included exhibitions for newly developed safe models to an exclusive clientele of wealth.

Successful Networking Worldwide: establishing excellent relations to a number of dealers and owners of other luxurious brands of world known luxury products and retailers such as LAURENCE GRAFF, High jewelry, the most exclusives diamond jewelry in the world and others such as Cartier, etc. DAMAS Group, (the number one retailer in the world for gold jewelry), exclusive retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Luxurious yachts, Prestige cars dealer Bugatti and others, numerous antique and art, worldwide (including the number one Didier Aaron, most important art and antique dealer in the world and french bank owner). Auction houses in London, Paris, Brussels such as Sotheby’s and Christies etc. Aiming to introduce top- brands and their luxurious products to ‘joint venture partners ‘ at galas, openings or receptions to compatible clients: The Top 100 wealthy of the world and other influentials, royals, presidents and others industrial leaders etc.

Year Exhibition at Saks Fifth Avenue Madame Sabine Balve at that time with blond hair

Frank Balve, Sabine Balve and Tawhid Abdulla, the biggest wholesaler in the world for gold / jewelery, owner of DAMAS President of Gold Counsil

Exhibitions and other Highlights: Participating at the TEFAF, the number one art and antique exhibition of the World ! on prominent places .. and further more 25 exhibitions in Europe and America (car, yacht, art and antiques and jewelry exhibitions etc. with outreach to top clienteles) HIGH level social networking at events such as RED CROSS BALL, Monte Carlo, Salzburger Festspiele and Richard Wagner Festspiele in Bayreuth, Vienna Opern Ball etc.

All of these new activities of Sabine have lead to an increase of sales of more the 2,5 times of the previous Stockinger turnover in worldwide sales in only 2 years.

Madame Sabine Balve (blond) with the Son of Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum – the leader of Dubai and the president family of Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates


After the sudden death of the owner of Stockinger in 2000, unsolved issues and inheritance disputes were effecting drastically the the daily business of Stockinger. It made it impossible to grow the company further, As a result,Sabine Balve decided to go ahead with her own brand of , BALVE High -Tech Safes, (Germany) which were more specialised in high end then the previous Stockinger Safes, Sabine strictly focused on tailor- made safes for customers all over the world. The (exclusive) BALVE High Tech Safes were soon acclaimed to be the Rolls Royce in Safes worldwide. So it was only natural – given the high quality of her clientele – that at the end of 2005 Balve set up a trading office in Dubai, to market the Balve Safes as well in the Middle East. Her company soon penetrated the Middle East Market with the help of a dozen exhibitions (exhibiting always in prime location at the exhibition) Including the INDEX exhibition (the biggest interior exhibition in the middle east) as – The highlight of the year at the INDEX – Exhibition of 2006 -.

Balve participated at the Dubai Fashion and Diamond Show, held exclusively at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, the world famous 7 star Hotel. In attendance: 250 princesses from the Middle East. A show featuring a “million dollar safe” encrusted with 50.000 diamonds and plated with several layers of 24 k gold. This is and was – The most expensive Safe in the World – and is now the property of a non disclosed secret wealthy client. Press Coverage at the time included a good hundred TV reports all over the Middle East region, They have helped to turn Sabine Balves business into a very successful venture , leading to additional business enterprises in addition to the established, safe business.

German Minister of Economics and Technology in Dubai – with Sabine Balve (blond) CEO, Balve Group International at a reception, sharing her experiences about arabic culture, trade in the middle east as a german female christian

World Energy Forum 2012, New York

Global Networker | Lobbyist | Facilitator | Advisor | Management | Consulting Latest Project: World Energy Forum 2012 ( Function:

Dubai Representative of World Energy Forum, New York – Sole Facilitator for their Forum in Dubai (01.August 2011 – 31.January 2012)

Major Achievements:

Planning, Preparation and Presentation of Conference & Exhibition (August 2011 – January 2012)
Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister & Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Constitutional Monarch of Dubai, (United Arab Emirates).
Sole/+Successful MoU Preparation & Negotiation (August 2011 – January 2012)
Sign of MoU with Government of Dubai, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (January 2012) and secured their generous financial support for this event as Sponsor and Partner

Letter of Appreciation received by World Energy Forum, New York
See the Letter of Appreciation of the World Energy Forum to Sabine Balve here


Promoting the Transition to sustainable ways of living for a global Society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes RESPECT and CARE for the Community of Life, Ecological Integrity, Universal Human Rights, Respect for Diversity, Economic Justice, based on World Peace.

World Leaders Forum Dubai – Global Movement about Sustainability and World Peace, launched on January, 20 2012

A newly created independent international community (soon organization) an extraordinarily diverse, global network with leadership character, organizations, and institutions that participate in promoting and implementing the values and principles of the fundamental basics of ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful Global Society in the 21st century. WE seeks to inspire (all people) in a new sense of Global Interdependence and shared Universal Responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations.

World Leaders Forum Dubai – Annual Meetings to address Global Challenges of our 21st Century: A Vision for a sustainable Future -for all | World Peace | Creating of Earth Ambassador’s and Champion’s for our Planet with Call to Action – Plans.


Global sustainable movement for Global Equality & Unity in Diversity, Communication Global Social media outreach as the 21st century communication tool, Event, festival and forums with worldwide first interactive broadcasting, including conventional Media (Tv, print, radio etc.) Education and Awareness and distribution to encourage transformation process of society globally for a sustainable future for all, Global collaboration to issue a call for unity to find solutions for global challenges of the 21st.century and World Peace together.

1. World Leaders Forum Dubai

2. World first interactive Forum, Festival – MEGA EVENT with 100.000 Guests

3. Global Movement about Global Challenges of the 21st. Century and World Peace

Promoting the Transition to sustainable ways of living for a global Society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes RESPECT and CARE for the Community of Life, Ecological Integrity, Universal Human Rights, Respect for Diversity, Economic Justice, based on World Peace.

Presidential Legacy’s, International development, Foreign policy for implementing of Green community, Green sustainable Cities, Green technologies and sustainable innovations, Renewable Energy, encouraging Social transformation of global society with visionary and futuristic development of new concepts and models, Poverty alleviation, Global healthcare, Preventative healthcare, Health, Food and drink Water security, Environment pollution, new concepts for Waste and Recycling, Climate Change, preventing Deforestation and desertification, Women Leadership and youth empowering, animal rights, ocean protection. Building of cultural bridges between west and east by encouraging the dialogue of religious leaders such as the catholic church and the islam and others to avoid conflicts and create tolerance and cooperations for peace and understanding of each other worldwide.


1. Advisory Board and Member of the Futurists Board, Lifeboat Foundation, May 2014

The Lifeboat Foundation is 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 the Singularity.

The Lifeboat Foundation is recognized as one of the most extensive and credible ‘think tank’ networks in the world. The Lifeboat Foundation Advisory Board(s) include hundreds of esteemed scientists, futurists, educators, activists, and ‘deep-thinkers’ devoted towards a secure quality of life for all.

Surrounded by the most genius on our planet such as Ray #Kurzweil (founder of the Singularity University and #GOOGLE director and engineer number ONE, and many others outstanding brains on this planet such as Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Eric S.Maskin, Richard J. Roberts, and Wole Soyinka. Sabine Balve was officially appointed as advisory board for the futurist board on the May, the 05. 2014 – 05.08 AM received, Advisory Board Number 808

Lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to defend humanity, including new methods to combat viruses (such as RNA interference and new vaccine methods), effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.


The PERFUME Foundation’s mission is to be the leading authority on environmental and health issues related to fragrances and scents, while contributing to the cultural heritage of perfume.

Development of a tourism project to protect PERFUME worldwide HERITAGE, educate and classify Perfume in UNESCO Worldwide Heritage LES ROUTES DU PARFUM Exhibition received UNESCO high patronage in 1998. The PERFUME Foundation is a consumer organization. The Perfume Foundation is a Belgian non-profit organisation created in 1995, known internationally and recognised by institutions, the perfume and cosmetic industry and NGO’s.

The name “Perfume Foundation” is a reference to its ultimate goal to come back to the basic foundation of Perfumery, which are products that are good for health, safe for the environment and made with real flowers and plants.

To protect consumer’s health, The Perfume Foundation is lobbying for new regulation for natural, bio and organic in perfumes, cosmetics, beauty creams, skin food and hygiene products.

Perfumes today are completely synthetic, made by the chemical industry mostly as the EU regulation does not encourage real perfumery experts to use plants and flowers in their compositions.

Perfume has been used since the antique ages, in all regions of the world by all civilisations, it was made with resins, precious woods, plants and flowers and it was good for health and environment. Perfume was precious, it was used by man to communicate with god, in every religion, but it was also used as remedies, using plants curative properties for prevention or therapeutic inhalation.

Social Media Platforms

FACEBOOK (peak time 2,5 million weekly views – 119 countries) First global campaign about Global Challenges of the 21st century (2012-2013)

Earlier Years

Place and date of birth

Sabine Balve, German (disambiguation) Sabine née Sabine Starke; (born 18 April 1965), in Saarbrücken, which is the capital of the state of Saarland in Germany.

Birthplace Saarbrücken

Location of the town of Saarbrücken within Saarbrücken district [show] Coordinates 49°14′0″N 7°0′0″E

Saarbrücken used to be the industrial and transport centre of a great coal basin.

Its location on the border between France and Germany and close to the border to Luxemburg has given Saarland a unique history.

The school systems in Saarland are bilingual (German/French) and as per choice additional languages such as English, Spanish, Latin etc. are offered. Sabine chose as first language French, German (as native language) and as a second foreigner language English and Latin. Later on she studied Spanish, Italian and has as well basic knowledge in classic arabic, while living outside of her home country.

The state borders France (department of Moselle, which forms part of the region of Lorraine) to the south and west, Luxembourg to the west and Rheinland-Pfalz to the north and the east.


“Saarschleife” (Bend in the Saar) near Mettlach

It is named after the Saar River, a tributary of the Moselle River (itself a tributary of the Rhine), which runs through the state from the south to the northwest. Most inhabitants live in a city agglomeration on the French border, surrounding the capital of Saarbrücken. Sabines family spent most weekends outdoors at their weekend retreat close to the French / German border. One third of the land area of Saarland is covered by forest, the biggest in all of Germany. Spending most of her weekends close to nature has had a profound impact on Sabines views of life, of respecting nature and most importantly the forrest as an important part of the ecological system. Paying attention to the fact that humans only play a minor role in it, and need to accept their role of caretaker and not simply owning Mother Earth!

Economy of Saarland and French influence

Important income sources are automobile industry, iron and steel industry, coal mining, ceramic industry and computer science and information systems industry. However, over the past decades the industrial importance of Saarland has declined, as the mining industry has become unprofitable. In 1815 Saarbrücken came under Prussian control, and for two periods in the 20th century (1919–35 and 1945–57) it became part of the Saar territory under French administration. For this reason, coupled with its proximity to the French border, it retains a certain French influence.

Father & Mother

2014-05-25 07.23.45 pmSabine is the daughter of Jürgen and Siegrid Starke. She was born in the Federal Republic of Germany to a family of all German background. The family tree goes back 700 years. Sabine’s father – now retired – was a strong teacher of the theories of Karl Marx and socialist rules. He was for 35 years member of the supervisory board and member of the works council at Europe One, the largest TV and radio stations in France. He was based on the french / german boarder and in Paris, France, where the head office is of Europe One.

Sabines Mother was a housewife and in charge of bringing up Sabine and her four year older sister Marion. Sabines father had a strong influence on her development, this included strong and critical ethical, Lutheran and protestant believes, to question rules of institutions, to remain open minded and to reform whatever needs to be reformed. To overcome unfairness and to better the situation of underprivileged people.To maintain free spirit and thinking in persuit of a better world and environment.

Sabine is a strong believer of thinking freely ‘Outside the Box’ and not under the doctrine of public dictate, a corset with all its negative inconsistencies.

2014-05-25 06.59.01 pmReligion

Sabine was baptized in the Protestant Church of Germany (Evangelische Kirche). Protestantism is one of the three major groupings (Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism) within Christianity. A movement that had its origins in the early 16th century. It was propagated by Martin Luther, (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) a German Augustinian priest. He translated the Bible from Latin into German and his 95 theses critizising the teachings of the Church, particularly in Thesis 86, which asks: “Why does the pope, whose wealth today is greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus, build the basilica of St. Peter with the money of poor believers rather than with his own money?” led to the breaking away from the Catholic Church.

Sabines free thinking spirit is a perfect match to the teachings of her church. In Sabines opinion the freedom to be a freethinker in believing in God and his creation gives one the space for creativity and the outlook to change what needs to be changed or better: reformed. As she would put it: “A freethinker is defined as one who arrives at his beliefs through the use of reason, science, logic and empiricism rather than by relying exclusively on dogma, tradition and authority!”

With her open-mindedness at heart it may not come as a surprise, that Sabine has met several times Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus XVI; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger) who was the head of the Catholic church until 28.February 2013.

Apprenticeship – Citibank

2014-05-25 06.59.26 pmIn 1976, under the leadership of CEO Walter B. Wriston, First National City Bank (and its holding company First National City Corporation) was renamed Citibank, N.A. (and Citicorp, respectively). By that time, the bank had created its own “one-bank holding company” and had become a wholly owned subsidiary of that company, Citicorp. In the 80′ City Bank bought the German KKB Bank and become the biggest bank for private clients at that time in the world.

In 1981 out of 1.400 candidates Sabine was chosen for a special formation as the youngest of all applicants in Germany and she become the selected speaker of all trainees in Germany. This gave her direct access to the CEO of City Bank Germany to shape the future programs of all trainees and to give her advise as to the transformation process of KKB Bank – a formerly exclusively private bank – to an all service bank like City Bank KGaA.

During two years of in-house-training Sabine travelled and lived all over Germany and assisted creating a special service center for all trainees of the Bank close to cologne in Germany.


Sabine Balve MarriageSabine was married for seven years to Frederic, Jules, Robert Balve (born 1946 – died 1991). Her husband was a german citizen, an entrepreneur, former financial banker / broker and owner of a small bank, the MKB Bank in Germany. He was a member of a prominent, intellectual family, a developer and inventor of many patents in Germany and successful pioneer of the set-up of RTL Television in Luxemburg and Germany. During that time Sabine took a great interest in her husbands business activities. She gained experience in several fields and the many facets of her husbands professional interests . This has helped her to build up her own career. (The RTL Group is presently Europe’s second largest TV, radio and production company. It is Europe’s leading entertainment corporation, the majority owned by German media giant Bertelsmann.) Sabine lived with her husband in Luxemburg, in Togo, West-Africa, in Germany and the Italien speaking part of Switzerland (Lugano). They traveled extensively throughout the world. They have one son Frank Balve, born 1986. Frederice Balve died of an accident in Lugano, Switzerland (1991).

Son – Frank Balve

Frank Balve Artist from Munich, Germany – Vernissage (above) and Installations

Frank Balve: Installation Room / Sound
Frank Balve: Installation Video / Sound
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