Visionaries, leaders, natural health advocates, team players and innovators, who are fun, ethical people.

These are the people we are proud to call members of the Elixinol family.  Each team member plays an integral role in the fulfillment of our vision.

Our culture drives us to build lifelong relationships and to deliver world-class experiences. Together, we are focused on maintaining our industry leadership and making a positive impact in the world.

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Paul Benhaim

Founder and CEO

Paul Benhaim is one of the most respected pioneers in the hemp industry having been involved since 1993. He is the founder of world recognized Hemp Foods Australia…

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Henk Abbink

Managing Director

Henk Abbink is a multicultural, multilingual senior executive and serial entrepreneur. He has over thirty years international hands on experience in both startup and larger multinationals..

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Ali Atcha

Sales & Marketing Director

As Director of Sales & Marketing for Europe, Ali Atcha is responsible for driving sales for Elixinol Europe with a focus on growing the company’s brand and sales channels across a full spectrum of verticals, especially in the Health and Wellness industry.

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Andres Tomlin

Operations Manager

With an extensive background in business integration and consulting, Andres Tomlin was introduced to the CBD industry by our Sales & Marketing Director, Ali Atcha during the early days of Elixinol in Europe.

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Stuart Anderson

Sales Manager


Stuart Anderson is Elixinol’s UK Sales Manager. He is hugely focused on helping provide CBD products to the many who need it by developing new customer relationships and nurturing existing ones.

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Laura Ortega

Business Development Executive
Southern Europe

Born in Paraguay and now living in Spain, Laura is an endless fountain of ideas, and a great facilitator of new business interactions.

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Juan Barroso

Business Development Manager
Southern Europe

Juan Barroso is our Business Development Manager for Southern Europe. With almost twenty years of experience in sales, business development, management and public relations, Juan has worked in B2B and B2C companies

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Jan Zytko

Business Development Manager

Eastern Europe

Jan is our Business Development Manager in Eastern Europe. He has a strong managerial background with senior level international experience and cross sector exposure.

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Craig Fraser

Content Manager

Craig is the Content Manager for Elixinol Europe. He comes from a varied background, from an early career in typesetting and page make-up for a national UK newspaper

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Karl Muldowney

Head of Sales
Republic of Ireland

Karl Muldowney is Elixinol’s Head of Sales in Ireland. He has been involved in FMCG environment for over 25 years and has extensive knowledge of Pharma, Building and FMCG Distribution segments.

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Chris Birkett

Business Development Manager

Chris Birkett is our European Business Development Manager. Born in Burnley, UK, he now lives in Spain and loves to travel.

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Charles Adams

Head of Retail and Business Development

Charles Adams is our Head of Retail and Business Development. He is a qualified rowing coach, fitness instructor and also the director of a management consultancy.

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Yvonne Nehring

Customer Service Executive

Yvonne is originally from Germany and is now living in Spain. In Germany, she worked for many years for a medium-sized company. She is very motivated to contribute her many years of experience in export customer service.

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Juan Tallón

Product Development Manager

Juan is our catalyst between the growers, vendors, scientific, technical and development team.

As a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, specialising in Finance and Foreign Markets

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