Investing in the living

Anu Aga speaks candidly about managing personal egos, making life changes, and living and learning from death. Her humility and honest appraisal of her weaknesses are inspirational, and her bravery in the face of personal tragedy is instructional. Aga was Director and former Chairperson of Thermax, and steered Thermax to success for 15 years. With a standing ovation from the audience, Aga's life introspective is not to be missed.

Recorded at INK2011, Jaipur, India


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About the Speaker

Anu Aga

Businesswoman and Social Worker

Anu Aga is on the Board of Thermax Limited, the leading Indian player in energy and environment management. She retired as Chairperson of the company in October, 2004. The Government of India conferred her with the Padma Shri Award for her distinguished service in the field of social work in 2010.

Aga has been very active in various national and local associations like Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and had served as the Chairperson of CII’s Western Region. She has written extensively and given talks on the subjects of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, role of women and education.

Aga is the Chairperson of the Thermax Social Initiative Foundation (TSIF) which runs the CSR activities of Thermax. Along with Akanksha, TSIF has signed a MOU to support three municipal schools in Pune. She is also closely associated with the Teach for India Initiative which attempts bridging the inequity gap in education. She is keenly involved in the causes of communal harmony and human rights, especially women and children.

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Rajat Vibhas

One of the most inspiring sharing that I have heard in a long time. Mrs Aga's genuineness in what she shares about herself,her extraordinary journey, her insecurities moves and inspires, that you start looking within yourself on the meaningless games that you play... Beautiful !

Feroze Bacha

Wonderful. I'm amongst the few, blessed to work closely with Anu and the family. 35 years with Thermax have given me this exposure. Yet hearing this honest and inspiration piece got me re thinking. Thanks Anu for your honesty and relentless persutes.

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