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About Vanessa Ramanjam

Cool Planet Founder, Management Consultant, Small Business Owner

Who we are

 Cool Planet empowers businesses and social enterprises to reach their full potential, by delivering marketing and business growth strategies.​

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Vanessa Ramanjam

Managing Director

As a seasoned business leader, with experience in a range of different organisational contexts, including board positions (Ogilvy & Wafunda), Vanessa is adept at asking the right questions of business owners and senior executives to reframe their thinking and leverage growth opportunities.

Most recently she has expanded her reach by working in the non-profit sector where she has combined her business aptitude with her purpose of contributing to social change initiatives that advance equitable economic participation. Drawing from her MBA (UCT) and her diverse business experience, Vanessa offers 360° strategic support through working partnerships with entrepreneurs, leaders and management teams within SME’s, non-profits and social enterprises with the objective of yielding more sustainable business results.


Why us?

We are a small independent business that is able to offer a customised service to each of our clients.

We understand that each organisation's needs will be different, and our approach and experience enables us to design bespoke, affordable solutions to meet the diverse needs of the entrepreneurs and leaders of the organisations we work with.

We are also a Level 1 BBBEE service provider, owned and run by a dynamic team of women.

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Helping you focus on what matters.

Our happy clients

SSACI is in the middle of a process of transforming itself as a strategic partner to government and the corporate sector in the area of skills development. Accelerating youth employability is what matters most to SSACI and Vanessa Ramanjam from Cool Planet has, through her vast strategic and business experience, helped SSACI to develop a market development strategy that aligns to our goals. Thank you for encouraging SSACI to think out the box. I am confident that this strategy will help us grow and will enable us to steer SSACI confidently into the next phase

Shanita Roopnarain

TSIBA Ignition Academy always looks for partners that share our ethos and values, and have found just such a partner in Cool Planet Consulting. Vanessa Ramanjam is dynamic and took care to immerse herself in our business as she helped us craft a Business Development Strategy. We look forward to  creating shared value in our ongoing collaboration with Cool Planet Consulting.

Karien Cloete
CEO TSIBA Ignition Academy

Sarebi as a business incubator, strives to provide practical business model development and marketing support to our portfolio of entrepreneurs. We have worked with Cool Planet Consulting since 2015, where Vanessa has played an important role working directly with our entrepreneurs to help them develop viable marketing strategies for their small businesses. Vanessa has also supported Sarebi  in the development and delivery of workshops and lectures to our entrepreneurs as well as coaching them in defining their value proposition, conducting competitive analyses and helping them to build their own business models.

Helmut Hertzog General Manager SAREBI

We have worked with...

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