Namita Thapar
Executive Director
Emcure Pharmaceuticals

Daytime MBA

Class of 2001

Council Affiliation:

India Regional Advisory Board


Pune, India


Mrs. Namita Thapar is the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals. Post her 6 year stint at Guidant Corporation, USA, Namita joined Emcure as CFO and subsequently her responsibilities grew to include Emcure’s India Business as well. Emcure Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Pune with a turnover of 6000 crores ($750 million). It has presence in 70 countries and an employee strength of over 10,000.

Namita is a recipient of various prestigious corporate awards such as The 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 leads an active and busy life beyond her corporate role. She is a part of various government initiatives such as 'Women Entrepreneurship Platform' and 'Digital Health Task Force' by NITI Aayog and ‘Champions of Change’ program initiated by PM Narendra Modi for G2B partnership in policymaking.

Namita serves as a Board Member on the India Regional Advisory Board of Fuqua School of Business, as a trustee on TiE Mumbai Board of Trustees, and is also an active member of Young Presidents Organization. She has been a speaker at various prestigious forums such as Harvard Business School, Indian Institute of Management (IIM- A), ET women’s conference, FICCI etc.

She is passionate about youth entrepreneurship and founded Incredible Ventures Ltd, an education company that teaches entrepreneurship to 11 -18 year olds in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad.

Namita is an MBA graduate from the Fuqua School of Business and a Chartered Accountant from ICAI.