Lynn Musonda Phiri
Co-founder of Savanna Premium Chocolate an internationally recognized award-winning chocolate brand and Zambia’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker.
“Did you know that while 70% of the world’s cocoa beans are grown in Africa, only 1% of the world’s chocolate is produced in Africa!”. Our goal is to change this narrative and build a global brand of African-made luxury chocolates while bringing more growth and employment to Africa.
We make African-grown and produced chocolates from Africa’s finest naturally organic single-origin cocoa beans, exotic fruit and superfoods – no gluten, GMOs, palm oil or artificial flavours and colours.
We purchase our cocoa beans directly from farmers to ensure it’s the freshest and of the finest quality while empowering farmers to create sustainable futures.
We are a woman-owned business which employs predominately women from disadvantaged backgrounds and we source our cocoa beans from a women’s cooperative. With Savanna Premium Chocolate we want to bring more employment to African women.
Savanna Premium Chocolate’s Ginger Milk Chocolate Bar won the 2019 European Bronze International Chocolate Awards and the team also won the Founders of the Year at the 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards.
Lynn is the CEO and Co-founder of Savanna Premium Chocolate. Previously, Lynn worked as a Senior Team Leader and Technician at Zambia Telecommunications Company. She holds an MBA with Distinction in International Business, a BA in Business Studies with Marketing with honours from the University of Greenwich. She was also awarded Best Student in Marketing 2014-2015 in the Zambia Institute of Marketing Diploma.