Oyéta Kokoroko - CEO & Cosmetic Formulator
Born in Togo and raised in Montréal, Oyéta Kokoroko is an experienced cosmetic formulator and product designer.
She moved to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada in 2016 and founded Okoko Cosmétiques with a passion to combine high-level formulation, luxurious textures and delicate scents to beautify and rejuvenate skin.
Ginni Mehta - Executive Assistant to the CEO
Born and raised in India, Ginni has nine years of corporate experience as an administrative professional with experience in management, marketing and sales. Ambitious, dynamic and goal driven, she likes to get things done, believes in high productivity, quality and maximizing team efficiency.
At Okoko Cosmétiques, she oversees administrative duties, day-to-day business operations, account management, and making sure company goals are met.
Natalia Lavaggi - Public Relations, Production Lead, Customer Care
Born in El Savador and raised in Vancouver since she was a baby, Natalia’s journey in the beauty industry began in 2002.
Her passion for healthy living comes from overcoming some of her own personal health challenges as a young adult and it continued to grow while she was in the beauty industry as a dermo cosmetic educator.
She has an extensive background in broadcasting, performing arts and modelling which she threads into her work today.
Daniella Fuentes - Production Assistant, Customer care
Born in the Republic of the Philippines and raised in Vancouver, Dani is a professional makeup artist and performer with several years of experience in the cosmetics industry.
Her passions include music, experiencing nature, laughing, and as she says herself “becoming everything I was created to be while cheering on others to do the same!”
Shahrzad Taban - Production Assistant, Customer care
Born in Iran and raised in Vancouver, Shahrzad is a scientist who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.
Her educational background combined with her passion for skincare and health led her to start a career in the skincare industry after her studies. We are proud to have her as a new team member at Okoko Cosmétiques.
Justine Gerritsen Ostermann - Social Media Manager, Product Photographer & Networking Facilitator
Justine brings her understanding of social media management and product photography to Okoko Cosmétiques social media platforms.
Her main tasks in this position are to strengthen the visual identity of Okoko Cosmétiques and helping to manage its various social media channels.
Sammy the Rottie, our Cruelty-Free Ambassador
Sammy is our cruelty-free ambassador and the mascot for Okoko Cosmétiques. He is sweet, loveable and his warm energy is so contagious. Currently 8 months old, this cute puppy has already won many fans and we have no doubt he will continue to steal many hearts. Sammy will start his professional dog training soon and is learning commands in English, French and Spanish.
Samantha Chan - Portrait Photographer and Graphic Design student
Samantha Chan is a Vancouver-based portrait photographer and graphic design student at Emily Carr University. Photography has been her main creative outlet since 2015. Now 20 years old, she works as a freelancer outside of school hours. She mainly works in natural light, focusing on contrast and bold colours.