Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals
Emcure Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Pune with a turnover of 5000 crores ($700 million). It has presence in over 70 countries and an employee strength of 10,000. Mrs. Namita Thapar is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI and MBA from the Fuqua School of Business. Prior to joining Emcure, she has worked in the US for 6 years in various roles in finance and marketing at Guidant Corporation (now Abbott - Stent business). Since joining Emcure in 2007, Namita manages multifunctional portfolios like Finance, Domestic Marketing and HR. In addition, she is on the regional board of the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University). She is also the founder and CEO of Incredible Ventures Ltd, an education company that teaches entrepreneurship to 11 -18 year olds in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad. She is a member of Young Presidents Organization, Pune. Namita is a recipient of the prestigious Economic Times ‘40 under Forty’ award, Barclays Hurun Next Gen Leader recognition, Economic Times 2017 Women Ahead List, World Women Leadership Congress Super Achiever award. She is a part of government initiatives such as Women Entrepreneurship Platform by Nitin Aayog and ‘Champions of Change’ program initiated by PM Narendra Modi for G2B partnership in policymaking.