Team & Career

Astrasana is an internationally active Swiss cannabis company with three other companies in the Czech Republic, Germany and Japan.


Astrasana Holding is an established Swiss cannabis company. It comprises an international network of companies serving all market segments within the industry.

With its headquarters in Switzerland and three other companies in Germany, the Czech Republic and Japan, Astrasana employs a total of around 30 people and distributes its products in over 18 countries worldwide.

  1. Founding Partners

    1. Mr. Antoniazzi has been working for well-known cannabis companies in Europe since 2017, where he managed supplier relations, logistics and expansion.

      Together with his business partners he founded Astrasana Holding AG and is now mainly focused on the expansion of the company network as well as the development of new strategic alliances and international projects within the Astrasana Group.

      Yves Antoniazzi

      Managing Director Astrasana Holding AG

    2. Ms. Yoshida managed the Japanese market for an international cannabis company based in the UK for 4 years.

      Previously, she worked for 15 years for international government institutions such as the United Nations, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At Astrasana Group, she leads the expansion of the distribution network as Managing Director and Board Member of the Japanese subsidiary.

      Chikako Yoshida

      Managing Director Astrasana Japan Ltd.

    3. Dr. Ryska is a Fulbright Alumni and professor at the University of Economics in Prague/CEMS. He has been involved in cannabis research for 20 years, focusing primarily on patient therapy.

      As the managing director of Astrasana Czech s.r.o., he leads, among other things, the research project in favor of medical cannabis in cooperation with the University CEMS in Prague.

      Prof. Tomas Ryska

      Managing Director Astrasana Czech s.r.o.

    4. Mr. Mallach has worked in the cannabis industry for five years, driving the growth of a UK cannabis company from 5 to 60 employees. His focus has been on acquiring key accounts in the UK and Europe.

      As Sales Manager of Astrasana Group, he leads a 4-person sales team and is responsible for customer expansion in Europe.

      Sam Mallach

      Manager Business Development Europe & UK

  1. Board of Directors

    1. Sandra Bruckner

      Managing Director Astrasana Animal Health AG

    2. Ladislav Tyll

      Board of Directors Astrasana Research AG

    3. Dr. med. Sorg

      Board of Directors Astrasana Holding AG

    4. Giuseppe Plebani, MD, has led the launch of novel medicines for some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca and Takeda.

      In his last position as Global Medical Affairs at Vectura Fertin Pharma, he also invested in medical cannabis and developed numerous cannabis-based medicines.

      Dr. med. Giuseppe Plebani

      Global Chief Medical Officer

    5. Mr. Mihajlovic has been the dedicated managing director of Rosengarten Apotheke AG since 2011. Passionate about cannabis and pharmaceuticals, he is equally dedicated to the research and development of novel products. As project manager of the distribution of medicinal cannabis through his pharmacist network, he maintains constant contact with the authorities and supports Astrasana in specialist and technical matters.

      Ivan Mihajlovic

      Board of Directors & Pharmacists

  1. Advisory Board

    1. Mr. Smida, co-founder of the Pilulka pharmacy chain, is primarily responsible for pharmaceutical sales in the Czech Republic. As a sales manager at various pharmaceutical and industrial companies, he was responsible for exponential sales increases and new market openings.

      In the joint venture with Astrasana Pharma s.r.o., he is leading the sales of cannabis-based medicines in Czech pharmacies and clinics.

      Miroslav Smida

      Managing Director Astrasana Pharma s.r.o.

    2. PharmDr. Irena Šmidová

      Responsible Pharmacist Astrasana Pharma s.r.o.

    3. Mr. Perneel, a former marketing and brand manager for international retail groups, is known for his network of relationships and entrepreneurship in the Benelux. As CEO of Nexgen/DLH, the leading CBD and tobacco company in Belgium, he controls 70% of the domestic market. Thanks to a minority shareholding of Astrasana Holding AG in his company, an offtake channel for almost 50% of the production capacity of CBD extracts and flowers opened up.

      Joeri Perneel

      Director & Brandmanager DLH/Nexgen

    4. Sabine Hockenjos

      Responsible Pharmacist Bogen Pharma AG

    5. Laura Singer

      Head of Sales Bogen Pharma AG

  1. International Operations

    1. Klara Palata

      Head of Logistics

    2. Tomas Hanak

      Creative Director & Co-Founder Releaf s.r.o.

    3. Melanie Hässig

      Office Manager

    4. Martina Fortnerova

      Warehouse Manager

    5. Sona Kubistova

      Group Accountant

  1. Sales & Business Development

    1. Kai Jamel

      Sales Operations & Strategy

    2. Sebastian Cretu

      Sales Executive

    3. Pino Falcone

      Sales Executive

    4. Nils Gertsons

      Sales Executive

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