Management Team

Rob Reid

CEO

Rob Reid

CEO

Mr. Reid is a leading business figure in Europe's legal cannabis industry. He is co-founder of Prohibition Partners, a company that provides market data and intelligence to investors, entrepreneurs and regulators. He is also co-founder of Cannabis Europa, a conference series that will focus on the science and policy required to shape the future of Europe's medical cannabis industry. He is a partner of European Cannabis Holdings, a private investment firm focused on building out ancillary assets across the region.
Mr. Reid has served as Managing Director at Advertising M&A, a global M&A consultancy for the digital and creative sectors. Previously, he ran one of Europe's leading digital marketing agencies where he spent 14 years working across regulated sectors for clients such as Diageo, RBS and Coca-Cola. He completed a successful exit from that business in 2014.

Maghsoud Dariani

Chief Science Officer

Maghsoud Dariani

Chief Science Officer

  • Founder team member, and Vice President of Celgene Corporation. Responsible for Celgene’s Manufacturing Strategy, Chiral Pharmaceutical Business.
  • CEO of Semorex Cancer Therapy and President of Focus Pharmaceuticals

Board of Directors, numerous public companies

Professor Michael Barnes

Chief Medical Officer

Professor Michael Barnes

Chief Medical Officer

Professor Barnes MD FRCP is considered to be a leading world authority in neurological rehabilitation and has emerged as an influential voice in medical cannabis policy in Europe.

Professor Barnes’ background is as a clinical neurologist and consultant in rehabilitation medicine. He is the Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Newcastle, Founder and President of the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation and past President of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine and was elected to the membership of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has also served as the chief executive of several NHS organizations.

Jonathan Held

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Held

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Held is a chartered professional accountant, chartered accountant, with CFO level experience with both private and public companies. Mr. Held has worked with a number of start-up companies in a number of sectors including technology, real estate and resources, both domestic and international. Mr. Held has been involved in numerous successful public market transactions including Initial Public Offerings, Reverse Takeovers and financing. Mr. Held holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

Gabriel Meneses

VP, Latin America & Caribbean

Gabriel Meneses

VP, Latin America & Caribbean