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Namita Thapar | Success story of the Emcure Pharmaceuticals



Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar is an Indian businesswoman. Her success story starts from being an avid learner to a glorious businesswoman. She is India’s leading businesswoman, the CEO of Emcure Pharmaceuticals. Namita has come into public view as an investor on Shark Tank India.

Early Life

On March 21, 1977, Namita Thapar was born in Pune, Maharashtra. Her parents supported her throughout her career. And provided her with the best education she needed to succeed. She graduated from a school in Pune, Maharashtra. Later she graduated from ICAI with a degree of a chartered accountant.

After that, she went to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to get an MBA degree. Namita always wanted to be a businesswoman; she dedicated herself to learning about business in her early years. Her husband’s name is Vikas Thapar, and she has two sons named Vir Thapar and Jai Thapar.

Namita Thapar and her two sons


Namita Thapar is the executive director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical company. Emcure’s headquarters is in Pune, with a turnover of over 4,000 crores. She has also worked as a chartered accountant from ICAI. Namita Thapar has earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Namita worked in the United States for six years in various roles in finance and marketing at Guidant Corporation.

Later, she joined Emcure in 2007, and she has managed multifunctional portfolios like finance, domestic marketing, and HR. Today she manages pan-India operations of over 3,000 medical representatives, contributing to over 1,000 cr. sales.

In addition, she is on the boards of Finolex Cables and the Fuqua School of Business. Namita is also the founder and CEO of Incredible Ventures Ltd, an education company that teaches entrepreneurship to 11 – 18-year-olds. Currently, it is available in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad. She is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Pune.

Namita received the ’40 under Forty’ award by the Economic Times 2017 Women Ahead List. She is also a part of the ‘Champions of Change’ program. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the G2B partnership in policymaking.

Namita Thapar with other investors on Shark Tank India show

Namita as a leader

As a pharma leader, she believes in a positive culture, organizes the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ screening for 200 Emcure employees, and shares leadership lessons. A top Businesswomen calls for work-life balance in her recent tweet giving importance to family shows that people matter most. And also, she took herself looking backward, correcting her mistakes and decided to join hands with Taware for his agritourism business. Interested in fashion sense drops stylish pictures from photoshoots and writes, ‘Business leaders can be fashionistas too.’

Lessons to Learn from Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar once said, “Men ask their wives to do things all the time — host this dinner, do this, do that — so why can’t we ask men to help when we are working.”

Namita says that women shouldn’t be scared to ask for help ever. But it is crucial to understand the difference between asking for help and asking for permission. If men can ask women to do something for them, why can’t women? Being in a relationship has advantages when people look out for their better half. So we must not keep thoughts like we might become weaker if we start asking for help. Later she adds, “It’s okay if you’re not Superwoman if you’re flawed. Most of us are.”

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What's the net worth of Namita Thapar?

Namita Thapar’s net worth is 600 crores.

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