our team

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

our team.

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.

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Arjun

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.

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Paul Saayman

General Manager

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

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

National Account Manager

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.

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.

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Joel Palix

Chairman

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.

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George McBride

Advisor

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.

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.