Arungalai (Aru) Anbarasu is the General Manager of phoenix Industrial X-ray & CT Solutions Company – GE Inspection Technologies, part of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), HQ based in Germany.
Asked what her team would say about her as a leader she laughs and responds that they probably would say that she is authentic. Another thing that seems very important to her is to be a "thought leader" because in addition to taking care of people and coaching them in their development, numbers, data and having an up to date knowledge in your field are key success factors in todays leadership.
As a successful women leader in a global technology company, Aru has encountered a few situations in her career where unconscious bias played a role but she has developed a pragmatic way to deal with it. She knows that diversity is very important for the business and influences the culture of the company also in this direction to get the best out of the richness of diversity.
From her experience of realizing the dreams she had as a young scientist to become a business leader, she is very thankful for the great mentoring she had during her career and encourages anyone to dream big and follow their dream with hard work and continuous learning.
Enjoy the conversation with this very inspiring woman!