who we are

One team committed to excellence and sustainability.

Welcome to B1–AKT, the place where spirited talent collides with fresh and creative ideas. Our team is a collective of deep thinkers and thought sustainable leaders.

Proudly independent, we are not too small to be ignored — and not too big to end up ignoring you. We have proven success through our many years of experience, and a team of talented and passionate people worldwide who work together to produce consistently great results.

Even as we’ve grown, we have retained our entrepreneurial drive, always seeking undiscovered innovations that keep us one step ahead of the competition. We go beyond the common and accepted and are in constant pursuit of the bold and unconventional.

Our credo: One team committed to excellence & sustainability.

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Yannick le guern

Innovative Entrepreneur// Global Shaper // Internationally Experienced

Yannick Le Guern, President and Founder of the company B1-AKT Leading Sustainable Strategies and Paragon Communication offers an example of today’s global sustainable leader & change maker: internationally experienced with the ability to turn experience into value creating opportunities that serve both his organizations and the world.

Yannick studied at the renowned University of Paris IX Dauphines where he obtained a PHD in Strategic Management and Organizational Sociology. Actively involved in global sustainability, public policy implementation and politics he started his career during Jospin Government, as high leading technical advisor.

A few years later, he participated in the strategic reorientation of the renowned Advancia-Novancia Business School and created a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship.

Already concerned by the will to develop sustainable projects, he introduced in France the new concepts on the responsible, social and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Presently, Yannick continues his activity as lecturer concerning entrepreneurship, complex projects steering, public policy implementation, leading and strategic management.

His focus would eventually shift towards creating strategies for sustainable leadership that also addressed pressing human problems. He recently launched an unparalleled network for global sustainable change the “Global sustainable leaders’ network” together with other sustainable and change actors.

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Laura Petrache

Visionary Entrepreneur// Global Sustainable Leader// Change Maker

B1-AKT Vice President and Head of Innovation. Involved in the world of politics Laura is very active in supporting and advising political figures as senior political adviser. Her life and background are international, her experiences intercultural, her sharp and agile thinking is able to adapt both “in” and” out of the box”.

With more than 15 years’ experience as leading intercultural expert, she brings a wealth of experience and insight to several peacekeeping missions and she continues to help determine the overall strategy and direction of AKT AS 1- Leading Intercultural Training Institute that she created.

She believes that a cultural “hybrid identity” is a sustainable key of social development. Laura is cultivation a thriving ecosystem for social innovation and more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities.Trans-nationally, trans-lingually and trans-culturally are the key words she uses for a “sustainable future”.

Laura also strongly believes that creativity drives innovation, innovation drives entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship drives sustained economic growth.

Being an Intercultural Mediator, a Fellow, a Change Maker and Mentor is what she does best. As mentor, she cares about the future of democracy and the wellbeing of generations to come, helping young people believe in themselves and their abilities to improve the world, as to create positive social impact. As a fellow for the Change Makers Alliance, Laura shares Humanity and builds a better world!

Jean-Yves Barbier

Head of Business Strategy & Operations

Proven track record of bringing leaders up through the organization through mentorship, coaching, and instilling leadership qualities with the team.

Experienced in all aspects of business formation, operation, finance, marketing and management. Visionary product developer with deep education in research and analytics. Effective Motivator //Initiator and problem-solver using creativity, resourcefulness, and assets to break down and overcome organizational obstacles

Interests:  Management// Entrepreneurship//Open Innovation//Organizational Learning//Business Model Innovation //Wise Leadership//Lecturer//Associated Professor//Business Schools.

Jean-Yves Barbier obtained the Ecole Polytechnique” PhD. He is Associated Professor, Innovator, Researcher, Entrepreneur, Founder of CréaTiviTroN, an entrepreneurial creativity accelerator and Co-founder of an academic incubator – ESSCA ENTREPRENDRE.

Archambault DE SAINT AMAND

International Communication Leading Expert

  • Networking and Partnership – Usa-Canada-Eastern Europe
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Exceptional experience in developing content for various communication mediums
  • Huge knowledge of maintaining public relations
  • Deep knowledge of data management and assessment
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize work
  • Ability to coordinate with various population
  • Business development
  • Change management
  • Bid analysis – Decision making
  • Project appraisal – Problem resolution
  • Crisis management-Setting priorities-Data collection
  • Creativity – Ability to develop/innovate new techniques


Head of Digital Transformation and IT

A digital Transformation Leader with more than 20 years of IT experience. On short: a visionary with the ability to create a culture of quality, advance test engineering practices through strategic initiatives, solution-oriented with an eye toward bottom line results. Stelian is a growth strategist with a selection of startups transformation initiatives.  He is in the process of developing a dedicated  solutions of exploring how Companies can build Resilience via implementing an ‘Open Data’ culture.

Already: Presented and implemented win strategies for multiple customer entities. Conducted multiple innovation workshops, identified disruption trends and transformations approaches. Conceptualized and implemented Leading  IT solutions, Created and implemented IT  Support Business Models,  Drove strategy implementation, Aligned  IT to be a true business partner.


International Leading Assistant.

  • Strong knowledge of organization, subject matter procedures
  • Exceptional knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and organizational relationships
  • Exceptional ability to follow complex issues
  • Entrepreneurial by nature
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Adaptable to change
  • Very organized or methodical
  • Exceptional ability to make decisions where precedents may not be established
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously as I served as a focal point of a dynamic, fast-paced business environment.

the team




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Vice-president Counsel of York – Canada – America – Asia – Europe
CS Viamonde and Mediator at Financial Services Commission of Ontario


CSR Beyond
Expert on CSR & SDGs, turned social entrepreneur-UK based, global, focus EMEA region-Greece-UK-Other Countries


Founder of the Create Network and Director of the Create Community Network
Highly experienced facilitator, coach and mindfulness trainer.


American,Canadian,German,Spanish & British Chamber of Commerce.
French-American Foundation. Intelligence services.
USA-France-Germany-Netherlands-Middle East-Cuba


Co-founder Synergized Earth Network (SEN).
Initiator Millennial Motion: The Next Generation of Leadership.
Netherlands – Turkey – Australia – The World.


Sustainable Leadership Director of the Sustainable Leadership Initiative and the Academic Coordinator of the EuroMBA at Audencia Business School.
India – Brasil – South America – Europe.
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Leading Intellectual property lawyer expert and founder of the Cultural IP Initiative.
Germany -Romania – Sweden – Europe.


Sustainable shaper and builder of better futures, Founder of Head to Heart Network .


FWO postdoctoral fellow, affiliated with the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Associated researcher at the Center for European studies and comparative politics (CEE), Sciences Po Paris.