Anu Aga began her career in Thermax in 1985 and later was in charge of the company’s human resources function from 1991 to 1996. After her husband Rohinton Aga passed away, she took over as executive Chairperson of the Thermax Group in February 1996, and two years later became non-executive Chairperson.
Enduring multiple personal losses in a span of year is devastating for any person. When a storm so ruthless comes your way, it does take very powerful roots to stand your ground. She is a person who has demonstrated the power of human resolve, the practicality of handling challenging business issues and a person who also shines forth the compassion of an evolved and noble soul.
Amongst all the chaos, she has battled on like a “Peaceful Warrior”.
As Chairperson, Anu turned around the company and helped transform it into a high performance organisation with a bigger presence in international markets, and a turnkey player in energy and environment projects.
Mrs. Aga is keenly involved in the causes of communal harmony and human rights, especially of women and children. She is a Member of the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission.
Since retiring, Mrs. Aga has chosen to focus on education for the underprivileged. She is closely involved with Akanksha, an NGO which supplements the educational needs of the slum children. In partnership with Pune Municipal Corporation and Akanksha, Thermax Foundation has adopted two municipal schools in Pune. She is on the Board of Teach for India, an initiative that attempts to bridge the inequity gap in education.