As you may have guessed, this is a picture of me and my wonderful family (a.k.a. the inspiration behind Koita). I would like to think I am a cool dad (my 3 kids and my wife might say otherwise!) and I started this company because of my passion for healthy living, giving back to the community and, of course, my children Serena, Danyal and Sophia. So here’s my story…
Each summer, my family and I would travel to my hometown in Chicago; primarily so the kids could spend time with their grandparents! Every return trip had at least 1 suitcase full of organic foods for the kids; since these were not yet readily available in the Middle East. I started Koita in 2013 with the ultimate goal of bringing great premium and organic foods to the everyday consumer in the region (and also to reduce my baggage allowance requirement!)
Now that you know the reason Koita was created, here’s the story about our journey around the world to bring the CLEANEST TASTING organic milk to your doorstep…
Mustafa Y. Koita is the CEO and is responsible for the strategic vision and customer service at Koita. Notably, Mustafa personally reviews every single end-customer inquiry to ensure they are given the highest priority.
Musician Frank Sinatra
Born Princeton, NJ, USA
Quote You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
Alissa B. Craddock is the Director of Global Sales & Marketing. Her responsiblities also include Social Media Strategy, Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Musician One Republic
Born Fort Huachuca, AZ, USA
Quote Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
Robert McSherry is the Head of Operations and Logistics. His responsibilties also include Supply Chain Management and Office Management.
Prior to Koita, Robert was an Operations Specialist at Flour (A major US Military contractor) and managed food operations at several US Miliatry bases across the Middle East. Prior to Flour, Robert worked at another major US contractor "KBR" and is also a Certified Notary Public in the United States.
Robert has a BA in Management Operations from Los Angeles Pierce College, California, United States of America.
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA
Quote Not all those who wander are lost.
Koita is a Member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) based in Washington DC. The OTA is a non-profit which promotes and protects organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.
Koita is a Member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a dynamic, global network of more than 11,000 business owners around the world. EO member companies collectively have over $536 Billion USD in annual revenues and employ over 2.4 million individuals across 48 countries.