Team work for great work
At Prana Business Consulting our focus is to grow your business. Solutions are tailored, based on your industry, your customer base and your vision. Bringing life to an idea and transforming the idea into action is our unique offering. Excellent results do not need exorbitant budgets. At Prana, our philosophy is that a single idea executed with excellence will yield much stronger results than a plethora of great ideas bandied about a boardroom. With focus and clear vision, your business solution will be delivered within a reasonable time-frame, be to the point and with no unnecessary extras.
Managing Director and Principle Consultant – Prana Business Consulting
Jainita Khatri has 18 years of experience and exposure at various levels of business, and had worked in several fields including management consulting, business process transformation, marketing strategy, digital marketing and IT.
A strong and driven leader, Jainita has built Prana Business Consulting from scratch to be an innovative and forward thinking business consultancy in the SA market. As Principle Management Consultant and Project Manager, she has consulted on business strategies, marketing strategies, CRM, digital and IT solutions, change management and facilitated business process improvement in over 50 companies since 2011. This is across several industries including retail, FMCG, technology and entrepreneurial. Prana has grown into a substantial team, with 6 active specialist consultants on board.
In her corporate experience, Jainita has worked for blue-chip organizations including Procter and Gamble and Coca-Cola. She has worked in multinational teams, managing local strategy and execution of global billion dollar brands such as Pampers and Olay. Jainita understands the South African retail and consumer market extremely well having pioneered and led multi million rand projects. Jainita was well known in the industry for being a hard-working, committed workers, and a strong and dependable manager.
She has a BSC (IT), and completed an MBA (cum laude). She guest lectures at Wits University, Monash University and University of Jhb. She also presents at various industry conferences.
Jainita works well with people and different levels in the corporate landscape and her team find her to be a fair, kind and approachable leader.
Harry Rutenberg – Management Consulting
Harry is an experienced Management Consulting. His trade and passion has afforded him the opportunity to have travelled to over 25 countries and be exposed to an assortment of product and service categories, including Health & Beauty Care, Food & Beverages, Tobacco, Automobiles, Telecommunication and Home Care to name a few. This has helped him create a more holistic approach when tackling projects. He has a wealth of experience in Qualitative research, consumer behaviour, branding, new product development and helping businesses operate more efficiently.
• Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Insurance & Risk Management) degree: University of the Witwatersrand
• Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Marketing) degree: University of Johannesburg
• Master of Commerce (Marketing management) degree: University of Johannesburg
Fatima Karrim – Project Manager (IT Systems, CRM and Websites)
Fatima has worked in the Digital Solutions and Marketing Communications industry for the past 10 years. She has completed her degree in Corporate Communications at the University of Johannesburg.
She specialises in Information Management by approaching it through online and email marketing.
Fatima has had the opportunity to assist start-ups and established businesses with brand identity, concepts, design as well as developing online strategies for marketing communications.
Seethal Naidoo – Graphic Designer & Branding
Seethal is an artist and graphic designer. She has nurtured her natural talent for drawing and painting since childhood and has dedicated her life to creativity.
She has 10+ years of experience in branding and graphic design, and has had the opportunity to work on design elements for start-up businesses, as well as for established brands.
She completed a BTech degree in Fine Art at the Durban Institute of Technology, and thereafter tweaked her skills in design and advertising by completing a Visual Communications Diploma at the AAA school of Advertising.
Emiryl Paul – Consultant
Emiryl is a trade marketing specialist. She has worked in the FMCG industry for over 15 years and has built capabilities with cross functional roles. She has worked on market leading brands and medium sized brands. Emiryl has an interest in entrepreneurship having assisted start up companies, within local and Africa markets.
Abigail Koch – Junior Project Manager
Abigail is a student of psychology and anthropology at the University of Witwatersrand. She is a young writer and a published children’s book writer and illustrator. Her interest in marketing, strategy and behavioral economics allows her to be a Specialist Project’s Consultant and Designer.
Prisha Debipersad – Business Consultant (New Projects and CRM)
Prisha has a love for travel and has lived in Germany and Australia, gaining work and life experience along the way. Being proudly South African she is happy to be back on her home ground. She currently is completing her masters degree as well as providing valuable support to Prana as a Marketing Assistant.
Steven Wolmarans – Accounting and HR
Steven makes sure that pay day comes and goes without any issues. He is a CA with a degree in theology. In his spare time he preaches and runs his NPO but his real passion is teaching.