Our Team

Bénédicte de Peretti

Managing Partner (Paris/Munich/Berlin)

Before creating B2P Communications, the consultancy’s founder and Managing Partner held leadership positions in the media and the communication consultancy sector for over three decades.
Since 2008, Bénédicte has been directing strategic communications mandates at the level of CEOs, board members and global head of communications. She has led many successful communication campaigns for large French and German companies, often part of the CAC 40 or DAX indices, as well as international institutions.

Frank Paul Weber

Director (Paris/Berlin)

Frank Paul joined B2P in 2022. From 2014 to 2021 he served as Senior advisor to the Cabinet of the German Federal Minister of Finance, where he was responsible for international communications and spokesperson for the ministry. Prior to this role, he headed the international communications of SNCF Group. Before joining this world mobility and logistics leader, Frank Paul spent more than 12 years at the French business daily La Tribune, as Foreign Editor after having been its staff correspondent for Germany and the ECB, and then for Italy, reporting on German, Italian and French companies as well as on politics. He chaired the Foreign Press Association in Germany, the oldest association of journalists in Germany with more than 450 members.
With over twenty years of experience in media, public affairs and business throughout Europe, Frank Paul can rely on a wide network of decision-makers and opinion-makers across the continent, especially in Germany, France and Italy.
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and of Paris IV-Sorbonne (B.A. in History) Frank Paul speaks French, German, English and Italian.

Philipp Lehmann

Managing Director (Munich/Berlin)

Philipp Lehmann joined B2P in May 2018. After working 12 years in the industrial sector he has gathered sound experience in international media relations, CEO and executive communications as well as crisis management. Before joining B2P, Philipp headed the Airbus `CEO & Executive Communications´ team for four years, working closely with CEO Tom Enders and further members of the Airbus Executive Committee. Prior to that, he acted as the Corporate Spokesperson for German and international media.

During his career with Airbus, which he started in 2006 in the internal Communications department of the EADS Defence & Security division, Philipp has developed his strong ability to translate complex subjects into vivid stories that easily resonate with wider audience. Furthermore, in the international working environment of Airbus, he has built up a keen sense of intercultural specifics that are decisive in change and transformation projects.
Philipp graduated in Political Science, Psychology and Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. Born in the United Kingdom, Philipp speaks English and German fluently and speaks French as well.

Bernard Sirven

Director (Paris)

Bernard Sirven is specialised in business communication as well as press and media relations.
He has over seven years of experience in developing and overseeing the communication projects of a diverse range of institutions most of all in finance sector – initially working at Capmot, an agency specialising in business and finance communication. For over a decade, he was also a journalist writing about business and bank issues for several major French newspapers such as L’Agefi, La Tribune, Capital Finance, Figaro Eco and Nouvel Economiste.
Bernard Sirven holds a degree in economics and graduated from the Institut Français de Presse. He is the co-author of “Un mariage d’orgueil, l’histoire secrète de la fusion entre le Crédit Agricole et le Crédit Lyonnais” (A marriage of pride, the secret history of the fusion of Crédit Agricole and Crédit Lyonnais).
He speaks French and English.

Manuel Fuchs

Director (Berlin)

Manuel Fuchs possesses more than 15 years of experience in corporate communications and public affairs. He worked as spokesperson and as consultant for PR firms, too. Prior to joining B2P in early 2017, he was responsible for the external communication activities of energy group Total in Germany since 2010. He already worked for the PR agencies H&K Strategies in Berlin as well as Weber Shandwick and Publicis Consultants in Paris.
During his career Manuel Fuchs managed communication projects for clients from various sectors. By doing so, he established a proven track record in advising senior management internally and externally with emphasis on Crisis Communications, Corporate Messaging, Governmental Affairs, Issue and Stakeholder Management, Media Relations as well as CSR and Social Media.
Manuel Fuchs holds a diploma of “Institut d’études politiques de Paris” and studied at the Universities of Heidelberg, Potsdam and Toulouse.
He speaks German (native language), French and English.

Jérôme Libeskind

Director (Paris)

Audiovisual media specialist, Jérôme Libeskind has developed a strong expertise in the economic and financial information fields from 20 years spent in several large newsrooms.
After spending 5 years with the financial written press, he transferred to the French financial radio station BFM Radio in 2002 to anchor a daily program covering financial markets. He became senior reporter, regularly interviewing top business executives and economic personalities.
In 2005, he was instrumental in creating BFM TV. In 2010, he conceived the BFM Business bimedia (TV-Radio) project, becoming its Deputy Managing Editor.
In 2012, he joined i-Tele, a TV news channel, to head its economic news service, and carried out economic commentaries for Canal +. He produced and anchored the regular l’Hebdo de l’Eco show, which had an entrepreneur guest every week.
In 2016, Jérôme decided to offer his media expertise, information production know-how and storytelling sense to the business community.

Dr. Ilja-Kristin Seewald

Director (Paris/Francfort)

A German national commuting between Paris and Frankfurt, Ilja-Kristin Seewald is a specialist for internal and external communication, crisis communication as well as public affairs.
Between 1988 and 1997, she was a television, radio and print journalist and also has 15 years of experience in communication for large financial groups. She was Director of Communication and Public Affairs at DZ BANK in Frankfurt as well as Director of Financial Communication and Spokeswoman at Allianz SE in Munich.
Ilja-Kristin Seewald holds a PhD from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt (Dr. phil.) as well as degrees from the University of Hamburg, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the University of Marburg. Moreover, she was a research fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C.
She speaks German, English and French.

Susanne Frank

Director (Munich)

Susanne Frank has been supporting the B2P team in Munich since 2021.
She is familiar with both sides of communications, for she has been an economic and financial journalist for more than 25 years. At this time, she notably worked as a correspondent for the press agency Reuters in Hamburg, and as an editor for the magazine Focus. In 2017, she started her own consulting business, dispensing advice mainly to technology start-ups on building effective public relations. Susanne holds a degree in economic and social history and economics from Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich.
She speaks English and German fluently and speaks French as well.

Marine Delabie

Senior Consultant (Paris)

Marine Delabie joined B2P's Paris office in 2018, after editorial experiences in digital (Konbini) and in women's press (Paulette Magazine). She also acquired a solid background in European politics, public affairs and advocacy, both at Embassy press services (Sofia) and at the Headquarters of international NGOs (Secours Catholique Caritas France - Paris; Windows Channels for Communication - Tel Aviv).
After several years in corporate communication and influence consulting, she has developed a fine expertise in new formats, media relations, social media, event communication and storytelling. She works in particular for the health, consumer, environment, sustainable development, innovation, tech and R&D sectors.
She graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Aix-en-Provence in international relations and affairs.
She speaks French, English, German and Italian.

Laura König

Senior Consultant (Berlin)

Laura König joined B2P in 2016. Through her work at The Aspen Institute Germany, communications consultancy CNC Communications & Network Consulting and at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she gained insights into project management, public affairs and press relations.
She holds a Master degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization from Aalborg University, Denmark.
Laura speaks German, English, Spanish and French.

Benjamin Lory

Senior Consultant (Paris)

French national, Benjamin Lory joined B2P Communication Consulting in 2017, after spending 3 years abroad in the UK, the USA and China in heavy industry. He works for sectors such as automotive, high tech and electric industries. Previously he worked for heavy industries’ international departments handling exports and international business contracts. He specialises in influence and communication strategies, media and public relations. He graduated in Business intelligence from IRIS and International business from Toulouse Business School
He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Laura Andres

Consultant (Berlin)

Laura Andres joined the B2P team in September 2019 as a trainee. Previously, she had gained insights and experience into political decision-making in European, French and German political institutions. Her expertise in public affairs and public relations also stems from her work at the Spokesperson’s Service of the European Commission in Brussels, French local political institutions (Communauté de Communes & Mairie) and the German Bundestag.
Laura holds a Master’s degree in International and European Governance from the Institute of Political Science Lille (France) and the University of Münster (Germany). Additionally, she studied one semester abroad at the University of Agder (Norway).
She is fluent in German, French and English.

Pauline Brugeilles

Consultant (Paris)

Pauline Brugeilles joined B2P’s Paris office in 2019 after working as a parliamentary attaché at the French National Assembly and in the Social Affairs section of the French Embassy in Berlin.
She has experience in public affairs, media relations, corporate communication and event management.
She holds a master's degree in European and Franco-German politics from the Institut d’études politiques de Strasbourg (Sciences Po Strasbourg) and a bachelor in Franco-German law (double degree).
She speaks French, English and German.

Marion Jousseaume

Consultant (Paris)

Marion joined B2P’s Paris office in January 2022, after working for more than two years in the Parisian office of the Centre for European Policy (cep), an independent German think tank specialised in EU policy analysis and communication. Specialised in European policies, particularly environmental, she started her career at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Mauritius and then joined the Court of Justice of the EU.
She is an expert of public affairs and of European, French and German media and political landscapes. She also has experience in event management and digital communication.
Marion holds a Master's degree in EU law from Aix-Marseille University, as well as an LL.M (Environmental Law) from the University of Passau. She also holds a bachelor in Franco-German law (double degree).
She speaks French, English and German.

Inès de Capèle

Junior Consultant (Paris)

Inès de Capèle joined B2P´s Paris Office in 2020. While working at the Institut Français in Cologne and at the Export Office in Berlin, she specialized in communications. Her experiences at both the media relations as well as the editorial department of RTL allowed her to foster her proficiency in media relations and broader communication matters.
Inès holds a master degree in European Politics (with a focus on French-German relations) of the Sciences Po at Strasbourg as well as a license in Public Law.
She speaks French, English, and German.

Lucas Perry

Junior Consultant (Paris)

Lucas joined B2P’S Berlin office in 2021, following several experiences across Europe and the United States. Through his work at the Humboldt University Berlin, the political consultancy Portland Communications and the global biopharmaceutical PharmaMar, he has gained knowledge in public affairs, media relations, corporate communications and media monitoring, with a focus on healthcare, innovation and logistics. As an English, Spanish and German native, he is an expert in content production for a wide range of international platforms and medias. Lucas holds a Master’s degree in „Intercultural Communication and European Studies“ from Fulda University of Applied Sciences as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages (English, Spanish, French) from Humboldt University Berlin. Lucas also draws on a profound intercultural competence thanks to his particular background: he grew up in Germany but is originally from Spain, the United States and France.
He is a native speaker of English, German, and Spanish and is also fluent in French.

Léa-Marine Simon

Junior Consultant (Paris)

Léa-Marine joined B2P Communications Paris in 2021, after working in communications for Atout France in Amsterdam and the French institute in Vienna promoting the French language. She has developed a particular expertise in multicultural communications management thanks to her multiple experiences abroad and is an expert in storytelling localisation and content writing. She is a trained French-German translator and has a detailed knowledge of European media and political landscape.
Léa-Marine graduated in European Studies from Sorbonne Nouvelle and in International relations and Translation from ISIT Paris.
She speaks French, English, German and Chinese.