Antonin spent 12 years building VC-backed startups like HotelTonight (acquired) and has 10 years experience in cannabis science—developing strong expertise in product, marketing, business development, and operations. Antonin is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Christian has more than 15 years of experience across the investment, corporate finance, and technology industries. Past expertise includes 3 years in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs and 10 years as a buy-side analyst in the alternative asset management industry. Christian received an AB in Economics, with Honours, from Princeton University, and an MBA from Stanford.
Head of Operations
Julien has more than 10 years of operating experience in FMCG, cosmetics, and consumer medical products. He is a proven operator in a lab environment with extensive international exposure in the Americas and the EU for brands like Coca-Cola and Cadbury. Julien earned his BBA at EDHEC Business School.
Anna Falk, PhD
Anna obtained her PhD degree in Organic Chemistry with highest honours and has a combined 9 years of experience in R&D, project, and product management across the fields of natural product synthesis, catalysis, and cosmetics. She has produced award-winning, internationally published research at the Universities of Berkeley, Edinburgh, and Cologne, and has startup experience developing products for the men’s grooming industry.
Heather Taterka, PhD
Heather has 10 years of experience in food product development, sensory science, and quality control with expertise in medical communications, marketing strategy, and technical content creation. A Fulbright Scholar with recognized excellence in research in the USA, Germany, Norway, and Spain, Heather received her PhD with highest honours in Food Science with a focus on protein chemistry and kinetics.
Alexander has collaborated with multinationals, hotels, eCommerce, consulting firms, and start-ups since 2009 to develop people-oriented policies and support actions to recruit young talent at an international level. Alexander holds degrees in business communication, human resources, digital marketing, and labour law.
Country Manager, France
Arnaud has more than 7 years of experience in business development across 5 companies in 4 countries—including 3 years developing an international cannabis distribution network in Europe. As part of the journey, Arnaud founded ACTIVE France, the Trade Association for Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Innovative Ventures, in 2018.
CRO & Country Manager, UK
Marco’s diverse experience spans the hospitality, real estate, and technology sectors. His most recent experience includes launching UK operations, serving as Country Manager for the UK and Ireland, and as General Manager for the South Pacific region for HotelTonight (acquired). Marco earned his BA with Honours from the University of Nottingham.
Director South Europe & LATAM
Javier has proven international success at world-class organizations like Nestlé and Imperial Tobacco in FMCG and financial services. Currently, Javier spearheads ACTIVE in Spain, the Trade Association for the Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Innovative Ventures. Javier earned his BBA at ESADE & Rotterdam School of Management.
Market Manager Italy
From NYC to Barcelona, Marcello leveraged his degrees in Art, Culture, and Communication from Bocconi (Milano) into an Entreprenership MSc in ESADE that allows him to channel success in business development and specific product development for the Italian and southern European markets.
Market Manager, LATAM
Franco has over 7 strong years developing new markets and advancing business strategy in commercialization, marketing, and trade marketing in industries from telco to hardware in Latin America. Franco recently earned his MBA degree at ESADE Business School.