our team

We’re committed to excellence, and have built an all-star team to deliver on that promise.

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Ben Hamburger

Ben Hamburger

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ben began his career at P&G before moving to KPMG and working in M&A and then Strategy Consulting. Most recently Ben was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group and is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants.

Arjun Rajyagor

Arjun Rajyagor

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Arjun began his career at Goldman Sachs as a Technical Analyst, covering the full technology stack. Arjun was a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in the Technology Advantage team, focused on Digital Ops and Automation.

Sayanaditya Biswas

Sayanaditya Biswas

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Sayan began his career as an Associate at UBS Investment Bank before moving to Moody’s Analytics to work in corporate finance and M&A advisory. Most recently Sayan was the CFO of a leading food and beverage start-up in London and is an alumnus of London Business School.
Joe Hillyard

Joe Hillyard

TECHNOLOGY LEAD

Joe began his career as a Technology Associate at Goldman Sachs working as a Platform Engineer in Data Architecture. At Goldman, he spent five years working on various projects involving UI/UX, Software Engineering/Development, DevOps and Application Management & Support.
Hannah Simon

Hannah Simon

GENERAL MANAGER, HEALTHCARE

Hannah began her career at Morgan Stanley, before moving to Ernst & Young as a management consultant across Finance, People Advisory and Strategy. Hannah has more recently been working in the Medical Cannabis industry as COO for Lyphe Group (formerly ECH)
Nik Sanghara

Nik Sanghara​

RESPONSIBLE PERSON​, HEALTHCARE

Nik Sanghara is an experienced Regulatory Affairs Manager, MHRA and Home Office registered Responsible Person and Pharmacist.​ With over 20 years’ experience Nik has worked in Pharma Manufacturing, Wholesale and Community Pharmacy giving him a holistic view of the entire supply chain.
Paul Saayman

Paul Saayman

GENERAL MANAGER, LIFESTYLE

Paul has 20 years of experience within Health and Beauty distribution working with high street retailers and brand partners. Most recently Paul was Commercial Director for Revlon’s brands distribution business and before that SAS & Company, one of the largest independent distributors of fragrance in the UK.

Elin Kikano

MARKETING MANAGER, LIFESTYLE

Elin has 15 years of marketing experience in the UK beauty industry, working mainly within distribution. Most recently Elin was working at LVMH and before that SAS & Company, one of the largest independent distributors of fragrance in the UK.
Katie Benson

Katie Benson

ACCOUNT MANAGER, LIFESTYLE

Katie has 7 years of experience within the Beauty industry and over 20 years’ experience in retail management. Most recently Katie was the UK/ROI Country Manager for Too Faced Cosmetics, working collaboratively with the HQ in the US to build and sustain a successful brand.

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Jonathan Douek

Jonathan Douek

Co-Founder

Jonathan began his career as a former banker at Edmond de Rothschild and eventually moved into Real Estate Project Management, for a number of large international companies in Europe and the US.

Jonathan has over 7 years’ worth of entrepreneurial experience establishing turnkey innovative technological solution platforms and investments, in India and South Africa among others.

Sana Yoram

Yoram Amiga

Director

Yoram Amiga was the Founding Partner and Managing Partner of Sum International Holdings Ltd.

Yoram has vast experience in new ventures and buyouts. He sits on multiple Boards.

Yoram has investments in medical cannabis and MedTech businesses globally.

Asaf Iram

Asaf Iram

DIRECTOR

Asaf is the Managing Partner for Investments at GlenRock Israel, a private equity fund based in Israel taking an active and long-term role in the development and growth of start -up companies.

Asaf has been involved in several independent entrepreneurial ventures since 2006 and holds an Executive MBA and Ph.M in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.

advisory board.

Joel Palix

ADVISOR, LIFESTYLE

Over three decades of experience in beauty, across multiple brands from Yves Saint-Laurent to MD for Thierry Mugler & CEO of Clarins Fragrance Group.

Most recently, Joel was CEO of Feelunique, which he grew into one of the world’s largest e-tailers. Joel holds a BA from ESCP and an MBA from INSEAD.

Dr. Steve Hajioff

ADVISOR, HEALTHCARE

One of the most senior clinicians in the UK, Steve was formally Chairman of the British Medical Association

Steve is currently a member of the Quality Standards Advisory Committee for the National Institute of for Health and Care Excellence

Professor Dedi Meiri

ADVISOR, LIFE SCIENCE

Cannasoul is a cannabis innovation, research and technology incubator run by Dedi Meiri PhD

Dedi is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Biology at the Technion and one of the foremost cannabis research scientists globally

George McBride

Advisor, Life Science

George is a commercial barrister turned cannabis reform advocate and industry consultant. He co-founded Cannabis Europa, Hanway Associates and First Wednesdays.

Hanway Associates is a strategic consultancy which specialises in growth strategies, market access, product launches, operational excellence, business development and strategic partnerships in the nascent cannabis sector.