Yildiz Oktar is a German-Turkish food professional, with a degree in International Business. She lived, worked and studied in Berlin, Dubai and Istanbul before her final move to London almost 6 years ago.
Yildiz is passionate about developing and delivering safe as well as high quality food products, whilst exploring sustainable packaging solutions and ensuring ethical standards. She has advanced her operational and technical expertise in the UK retail environment with her previous roles at Sainsbury''s and Lidl.
Recently, she has joined B-Corp certified Vita Coco EMEA, the UK''s No.1 coconut water brand and is the Technical & QA Manager for the EMEA region.
Leading innovative new product development projects, expanding the private label offering across Europe and growing the UK co-packing network have been key focus areas for Yildiz.