Joseph Rehmann

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Joe was born in Egypt and has lived in or worked on five continents. His passion is sustainable development and creating new ways where business can support the development of communities and the restoration of nature and wild areas. After five years in banking and private equity, he discovered fish farming in Ghana where he was CFO of Tropo Farms. The development potential to build a business that employs thousands of Africans and feeds many millions of Africans became clear, and Joe decided to launch Victory Farms in Kenya in 2015 with the aim of being the world’s most sustainable fish farm. He completed his MBA from INSEAD and BA from the University of Notre Dame. 

Steve Moran

Co-Founder & Chief Aquaculture Officer

Steve Moran is an industry pioneer in african aquaculture, and co-launched Victory Farms. Over a period of 7 years he led the growth of Tropo Frams in Ghana from under 250MT p.a. to more than 6,100MT as its General Manager. He has extensive aquaculture experience throughout Africa and globally. It is Steve's professional aspiration to find himself at the forefront of African aquaculture, developing appropriate technologies and catalyzing the industry on the continent through the successful development of large-scale commercial fish farms. By demonstrating the potential for aquaculture on the continent it is Steve’s dream to see the industry contribute significantly towards food security and help alleviate rural poverty. He has an MSc with distinction from Kings College, London.

Linda Bonah-Yeboah

Hatchery Manager

Linda Bonah-Yeboah hails from Ghana, and is one of the finest hatchery specialists in the region. Prior to Victory Farms, Linda worked with Tropo Farm as a Hatchery Manager in Ghana, where she excelled at attaining top results in fingerling production. Her interest in aquaculture dates back to her studies into tilapia and catfish breeding programs with CSIR-ARDEC in Ghana. Linda is one of the few senior female hatchery specialists on the continent, and has played a great role in propelling Victory Farms to its position as the fastest growing fish farm in sub-Saharan Africa. For her, it is a dream come true to drive aquaculture industrialization in Africa in a way that brings about positive impacts on peoples' livelihoods. Linda holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and a MS in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Cape Coast Ghana.

Peter Nakitare

Director of Finance

Peter has geared his career towards growing early-stage business, both as an operator and an investor. Most recently, while at Novastar Ventures, he sought out and invested in impactful scalable start-ups in the East African region. An American Kenyan, Peter is focused on developing, formalizing processes and procedures and managing the financial activity of Victory Farms, as well as managing financial transactions and raising external investment to enable growth. Peter received his BA from Tufts University with additional education from the Tuck Business Bridge Program.

Priya Mehra

Chief Sustainability Officer

Priya joined Victory Farms with over a decade of experience working in development and innovative finance. She was formally Policy Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on global health and climate change and COO of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. Throughout her career, Priya has looked for opportunities to further her positive impact. This urge is what attracted her to join Victory Farms where her passions for improved health and climate change mitigation converge. She firmly believes that the Victory Farms model can be a game changer for feeding the continent and protecting invaluable natural resources. Priya holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland, a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and fishing know-how from her Grandma Kealy, Grandpa RJ and Uncle T.

Amit Grabovski

Commercial Director

Amit is an Israeli who has lived and worked in Australia, Asia, Middle East - and now Kenya for the past 3 years. He has over 10 years of deep experience in operations, supply chain and business development across a wide range of retail industries, including telecoms, business services and automotive parts. He brings sector knowledge within the food service industry, and launched his own catering services company in Israel and headed procurement and operations for a high-end restaurant chain in Kenya. With this background, he understands the service and quality levels required by Victory Farms’ customers. Since moving to Kenya, Amit has become increasingly involved in social impact work, and with his former employers, has spearheaded CSR programs such as tire playgrounds. He is passionate about Victory Farms’ potential to create a positive impact by offering Kenyans a low-cost source of tasty protein, creating employment, and supporting the small businesses which retail Victory Farms’ fish. 

Michael Ouya

Assistant Farm Operations Manager

Michael was born in Kenya and has lived and worked across 3 continents. He discovered his passion for agriculture while completing his BSc in Biology at the University of Bristol, and began his career in farming at Lathyflora Flowers in Tigoni, Kenya, where he grew hydrangeas and roses for export to the EU. After a brief stint working in Chile, he honed in on aquaculture, completing his MSc at the highly-acclaimed Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling, with a focus on the potential applications of PHPs as a component of Kenyan tilapia farmers’ health management practices. In the long term, he aims to make a meaningful contribution to ensuring Kenyan food security through aquaculture.

Olga Odera

Administration Manager

Olga was born in Nairobi and has lived and worked in Nairobi Kenya and UAE. After 13 years of working with multinational manufacturing companies in different posts namely, Administration, Procurement and Logistics, Imports from Europe, Asia and Africa and Exports to Africa, she decided to venture into fish farming industry, something she has enjoyed doing with a passion ever since she joined Victory Farms. Olga has exceptional organizational skills while overseeing both smaller and larger administrative teams. She’s focused on ensuring efficient office operations through effective management methods. She has a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Kenya Institute of Management and a Diploma in Administration and Secretarial Studies from Blanes College.

Christine Anyango

Human Resources Manager

 

Christine is a Kenyan citizen who brings 15 years of experience in HR management, administration and finance to the team. She has worked in Kenya and Uganda in industries as varied as horticulture, aviation, security and entertainment, and is now excited to add aquaculture as an area of expertise. She brings a high level of professionalism and terrific energy to every situation, and has grown the Victory Farms team from a small company to over 100 employees. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Kenya Institute of Management, and is currently pursuing a degree in Management & Leadership (HR) at the Management University of Africa.

Martin Amolo

Construction Manager

With an engineering background that dates back to 1995, and geographic experience in Kenya, the UAE, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, Martin Amolo brings tremendous horsepower to our construction team. Martin has worked in manufacturing and project engineering roles for multinational companies, including BAT and Unilever. He brings expertise in setting up factories, fuel stations, and on-shore oil and gas projects. He joined Victory Farms in July 2017, and helped push forward a number of projects at the farm including our hatchery, residential living units, a processing center and much more. Martin holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Production from the Railway Training Institute as well as a Diploma in Petroleum Projects Management from the Petroleum Institute of East Africa.

Scott Day

Farm Manager

Scott was born and raised on a farm in South Africa. He has travelled extensively, with his heart remaining deeply rooted in Africa. His passion for fish and agriculture started at a young age, and he brings broad knowledge in commercial agriculture having grown up in the industry. He sees great opportunity for aquaculture in leading the food security drive on the continent, and believes in a holistic business approach that preserves the integrity of natural environments. Scott holds an MSc in Aquaculture from Stellenbosch University.

Sarah Benhamo

Head of Sales

Sarah brings over 10 years of experience in sales/marketing and brand management, with a focus in the hospitality sector. She has worked with some of Kenya’s leading brands including Artcaffe and Caramel Restaurant, and is particularly strong at staff development, innovative strategic problem solving, customer insight and market development. Her passion is to build a well-motivated sales team with the capabilities and expertise to implement Victory Farms’ goals. She received international training in business development in Dubai, with focus on sales performance and strategic marketing.

Karamuta Kirimi

Head of Operations

Karamuta has extensive experience in operations having begun in office and facilities management and most recently as Operations Lead with a strong background in Law. She is passionate about processes and systems and how the mechanics of everyday business happen and brings this with her to the Victory Farms team. Having worked with other multinationals in the region, she is excited about the opportunities in sustainable development and especially aquaculture in Africa and her homeland, Kenya

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