Vanitha is a Leadership and Business Coach. She has 15 years of experience in Management and FMCG Consulting for a global FMCG Company. Her main area of expertise is in identifying opportunities to reduce waste in the operational and strategic arenas. She has a passion for Business Development Coaching, Lean Manufacturing, Brewing Beer and she has diverse skills in other departments which include Packaging, Learning and Development and Project Management.
Vanitha is passionate about the end result and believes that execution and having the right strategy and implementation plan will deliver success. She is a confident entrepreneur and Project Manager who has the ability to operate at various levels in an organisation from level 1 to Board Level. She supports women empowerment and she has delivered presentations on personal mastery at the workplace and at women's day conventions.
She is also an experienced Master Brewer and was a Consultant working for SABMiller before venturing into the entrepreneurial space and becoming a level 1 BEE compliant Entrepreneur in South Africa.
Vanitha's qualifications include an Engineering Degree, a Master Brewer Diploma and an MBA through Wits Business School. The MBA research was on the human capital success factors that impact Entrepreneurs in South Africa. She believes that academia combined with experience and an execution bias are a combination for success in a society that is constantly changing. She has received many awards including the JS Hough Award from the Institute and Guild of Brewing in the United Kingdom for achieving the highest overall mark in the world and remains the only person in SABMiller to have achieved this. Other awards include the Convocation Silver Tusk Award from the Durban University of Technology for bringing recognition to the Institute.
Vanitha was a team member in many projects with roles ranging from Commissioning Manager, Process Engineer, Project Engineer and Key Stakeholder and she therefore fully understands the key deliverables required to ensure the completion of successful projects.