Founding Partner of Axialent, Richi is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years in global organizations and extensive experience in leadership development, organizational effectiveness and the corporate world.

During his tenure with Axialent, Richi worked with senior leaders and their teams, coaching and facilitating processes that helped these teams significantly improve their own and their organizations’ performance. He is also a culture expert and helps clients develop the behaviors, symbols and systems required to accomplish the desired business strategies.

Richi made career strides during his years of work for EDS, a global IT services enterprise. As a senior vice president for human resources in Latin America, he led a culture transformation effort for the top leaders, personally coaching and mentoring the senior executives of the region. The sales growth and total contract value increase were outstanding, and EDS Latin America became an icon of success in EDS global.

After earning a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Richi participated in IDEA’s Executive Business Program, an experience that enriched his practical skills in conscious business philosophy related to coaching, teaching and facilitation.

Richi is an intense sportsman and has participated in several international marathons, holding three 05’ mark in the 26.2 miles. Among his many outdoor activities, Richi also runs adventure races and eco-challenges in teams, experiencing teamwork to the maximum. One of his accomplishments in outdoor sports has been summiting Aconcagua. Richi works at integrating the physical, cognitive and spiritual realms into a successful and balanced life.

He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his wife and daughter. He has three older boys living in Europe and Argentina.

Culture & Execultive Development Lead at Booking, Axialent Associate, and author of the book “Be the Change: The art of becoming our own innovation Project”.

Fran Cherny is a business leader, inspirational speaker, and advisor to executives driving cultural transformation processes. Born in Buenos Aires and currently based in Barcelona, Fran leads Axialent Global, an international consulting firm pioneering conscious change in organizations. Fran is recognized in the industry for his ability to facilitate change processes that last and produce real business results. His methodology is based on agile and innovative practices applied in real day-to-day situations and has proven eective. He generates sustainable transformations, and helps leaders and teams to align business strategy with their values and practices. His proven methodology is based on agile and innovative practices applied in real day-to-day situations.

Experience

For over 15 years and in more than 20 countries, Fran has supported leading multinationals — such as Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Facebook, and AXA — through cultural transformation projects, conferences, direct coaching to executives, and facilitation of leadership teams. Fran was responsible for opening Axialent’s European market. As CEO (2012-2017), he led global expansion eorts, developed new markets, and expanded the Axialent Advisory board bringing the most relevant content clients needed. He also led the recruitment and development of hundreds of consultants and inspired many others through his speaking engagements.

His book

BE THE CHANGE THE ART OF BECOMING OUR OWN INNOVATION PROJECT.

Both personally and professionally, we are sometimes faced with new challenges that require us to change to overcome them. Sometimes, this change is much more complex than it seems, and thus the obstacles become limits. Other times the change does take place, but we do not manage to sustain it over time. Thus, the change is diluted and the original problem resurfaces. Be the Change invites us to reflect on the diculties we may encounter when undertaking any change, and to transform ourselves into a person capable of innovating on ourselves successfully in all of our fields of action. From his experience as an international consultant, Fran proposes that each of us become our innovation project and find, in each situation, the next “best version” of ourselves.