Meher Pudumjee in Business Today list

Meher Pudumjee's day in the sun

Business Today | November 11, 2010

Meher Pudumjee
44, Chairperson, Thermax Ltd
(Number of times in BT's Most Powerful list: 2)

She isn't your regular corporate CEO - Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson of Thermax Ltd, eschews management jargon, and does not think it is a big deal to be "powerful."

"I do not like the word." When it comes to strategy and execution, however, she is bang on the money. Right now, she has her hands full repositioning Thermax as a sustainable energy and environment solutions company. The company recently designed a unit to provide solar power to a village in Maharashtra in a public-private partnership.

Biggest achievement in 2010: Focusing on sustainable energy

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