The Koita Milk Team

Meet the people behind Koita Milk

The Koita Team

Mustafa Koita, Founder & CEO of Koita

Mustafa Koita

Founder & CEO

The team calls him “Chief Everything Officer”. Mustafa Loves (with a capital ‘L’!) listening to consumers and spends most of his time developing Koita’s new products based on what they tell him (i.e. YES, he’s working on Coconut Milk!). When not supporting his ‘awesome’ team achieve the brand’s vision through strategic advice, it’s been reported Mustafa has aspirations for various baseball caps. You may also find him stalking people in the milk aisles to learn about buyer behavior - he’s not weird, it’s his business!

Saziye Gungor, Supply Chain Manager at Koita

Saziye Gungor

Supply Chain Manager

She’s a bookworm at heart, an avid traveller, obsessed with trying out new recipes - but it’s not all fun & games for Saziye. When she’s not reading books (sometimes 3 at a time!) she’s ensuring Koita’s procurement process runs as efficiently as possible. She handles everything from inventory planning to procurement management and even new product development! She’s extremely meticulous and loves ensuring 100% perfection to Koita’s global operations.

Mohammad Houri, MENA Sales Manager at Koita

Mohammad Houri

MENA Sales Manager

Mohammad is always in search for the best partnerships to help grow Koita. Responsible for planning and implementing the sales strategy; if you asked Mohammad what his favorite part about his work is, he’d say it’s the diversity - working in sales means no day is the same as the previous for him. He loves how hard his team works and how well everyone gets along. When he’s not selling, you can find Mohammad indulging in his serious addiction to Gelato, playing tennis or exploring restaurants with the family!

Nishita Shah

Marketing Manager

She is here, there, everywhere. Sitting in the US, she wakes up grudgingly at 5am to happily talk marketing across all of Koita's 11 markets. Nish and her team manage whatever is remotely defined as marketing (which could essentially be anything). Digital, social, creatives, customer service, partnerships, budgets, relationships, website, agencies, influencers, PR and anything in between. She loves the chaos and thrives on checking off the tasks from her ginormously long to - do lists. For her, the best part about being a Marketing Manager with Koita is that there is ALWAYS a place for innovative ideas.

Ali Husain, takes care of Business Development at Koita

Ali Husain

Business Development

Ali is a fitness junkie! He’s an avid footballer and has a healthy obsession with all kinds of physical exercise. Ali’s favorite part about his work is bustin’ out his favorite tunes while driving around town trying to close the biggest and best deals. He has a strong passion for exploiting new business opportunities that help grow Koita's sales. Extremely direct, Ali doesn’t care much for small talk - “how are you” is the most you’ll get out of him!

Khristine Yap, Accountant at Koita

Khristine Yap


Khristine loves going to beaches/pools even though she absolutely cannot swim! A family person, you’ll almost always find her at some mall in her spare time. Khristine is very passionate about accounting and believes that accounting helps tell a story about the journey of a business - how it started and where the business is right now. She helps manage the company’s cash flow, maintains Koita’s financial records and tracks its’ financial trend.

Florence Publico, Office Manager (UAE Operations) at Koita

Florence Publico

Office Manager/UAE Operations

You’ll never see Florence without a small notebook on her - her extreme need for organizing means she carries one everywhere, even to the movies! She’s the one who manages Koita’s UAE operations and ensures that all processes are carried out smoothly. For Florence, happiness is looking at a signed delivery note, because she knows this means money is guaranteed to come in. When she’s not glued to the computer screen at work, she finds comfort at home with her vacuum, mop or freshly done laundry.