Our Team

Stratos Karousos

Stratos Karousos

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Elixinol Global

Stratos has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate advisor working in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate restructuring, private equity transactions, joint ventures, and corporate governance in various sectors, including health, technology and agriculture.


Paul Benhaim

Paul Benhaim

Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer of Elixinol Global

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the hemp industry and is co-founder of Elixinol USA, Nunyara and Hemp Foods Australia.

Paul is considered an expert in the industrial hemp industry and frequently presents at industry conferences globally. He has also played a role in shaping regulation around cannabis laws.


Ron Dufficy

Ron Dufficy

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Elixinol Global

Ron has held senior finance roles with ASX listed companies including CSR Ltd and Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. He has significant experience in regulated markets including being based in the USA for 9 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for Aristocrat’s largest and most profitable division.


Greg Smith

Chief Information Officer of Elixinol Global

Greg has over 30 years’ experience in information technology. He has a demonstrated track record of building out functional boundaries globally to drive excellence and efficiencies through the use of data and other information.


Leif Harrison

CEO Americas

Leif has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, M&A, business development and sales. He has also served the US for over 10 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer.


Ali Atcha

CEO Europe & UK

Ali has over 15 years’ experience in growing brands and sales channels across a full spectrum of verticals, especially in the health and wellness industry.


Linda McLeod

Linda McLeod

Managing Director Australia

Linda has over 30 years’ experience in business advisory, corporate finance, M&A, private equity and venture capital. She has worked across a broad range of industries including healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture and resources sectors.