About Lake Victoria Vanilla

The area

Lake Victoria Vanilla is situated in Kagera Region in the northwestern part of Tanzania, overlooking Lake Victoria. The area has perfect climatic conditions for vanilla cultivation and is not plagued by tropical storms, floods or droughts. Tanzania is one of the safest countries on the African continent, and the current government has a strong focus on reducing corruption. Vanilla harvested here has earlier been of a superior quality where within a year of curing, vanillin crystals formed on the outside of the pod (frosting) as a result of high vanillin content. The farm is expected to be able to harvest for the first time in 2022 and be in full capacity by 2025.

In this setting we will produce certified organic vanilla of exceptional quality.

The People Behind

We make an effort

Mette Ravn

Mette is the founder and Director of Lake Victoria Vanilla.

With a heart that beats for vanilla of the highest quality and many years of experience from Africa, Mette is responsible for the farm in Tanzania. 

Mette shares her time between the farm in Tanzania and the office in Copenhagen.

Søren Søgaard

Søren is investor and Chairman of the Board. 

Søren is responsible for contracts and financing.

Søren is an active investor in a number of successful start-ups and has considerable board experience.

Søren is based in Copenhagen, but will from time to time be found on the farm in Tanzania.

Mette Brix Voetmann

Mette has joined the team as a professional board member.

She is the former team leader at the Trade Council at the Danish Embassy in Tanzania and has vast experience with Danish investment and activities in Tanzania.

Mette is living in Denmark working at the Ministry of Foreign Affaires.

Vibeke Nyfos

Vibeke is investor and is supporting communication and strategy development.

She is a foodie at heart and a valuable sparring partner on issues regarding quality food and restaurants.

Jackson John Mugango

Jackson is PA to the Director and is also responsible for the all work related to land issues on the farm. He loves to take on new tasks, and his seemingly endless energy reserves are a great asset to the management team. The staff is his second family.

Jackson holds a para-juricidal bachelor in law enforcement.

 

Lilian Simeo

Lily is Head of Admin and in charge of all activities outside the fields. She is an avid learner and deeply committed to the smooth and efficient operation of the farm. She cherishes the special sense of community among all the employees.

Lily holds a degree in finance.

Fillip Stephen

Fillip is Field Manager and is responsible for all activities in the vanilla fields. He always strives to be on top of the situation and seeks out innovative means to keeping the crops healthy.

Fillip holds a degree in agriculture.

 

Contact Victoria Lake Vanilla

Address

Hasejevej 6
3320 Skævinge
Denmark

Phone

+45 4128 1002 (Denmark) or 
+255 067 398 1398 (Tanzania)