Why Namita Thapar Of Emcure Has No Room For Regrets!

Meet Namita Thapar, the Executive Director of Emcure and the face of one of the year's most viral catchphrases, "Ye meri expertise nahi hai!"

Namita Thapar is the Executive Director of Emcure. and the face of one of the year’s most viral catchphrases “Ye meri expertise nahi hai.” She is one of the show’s most level-headed, opinionated, and incisive judges.

Her catchphrase may have created chuckles on social media, but it may also be interpreted as a lesson in how working on something without the necessary expertise can backfire.

She carefully invested in startups where she knew she could help to make a change. As per her tweet on Mother’s day 2022, her company Emcure launched the EmWocal campaign.  This campaign raises awareness about anaemia, menstruation, and nursing, all frequent women’s healthcare problems.

Auli Lifestyle and Menstrupedia, which she included in her project, are two of the ventures she financed on the show and are both women-led.

Meet Namita Thapar, the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals

Namita Thapar is the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical firm headquartered in Pune. She was one of the three female judges on the show Shark Tank India.

She has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAI.

Namita worked for Guidant Corporation in various finance and marketing capacities for six years before joining Emcure (now Abbott – Stent business).

Namita Thapar, Emcure

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Later, Namita Thapar became the CFO of Emcure, a company founded by her father, Satish Mehta. Her responsibilities expanded to include managing Emcure’s largest business segment, the India Business.

Namita has managed multifunctional portfolios such as finance, domestic marketing, and HR since joining Emcure in 2007. She oversees the activities of nearly 3,000 medical representatives across India, with revenues exceeding Rs 1,000 crores.

Net Worth of Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar, the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals has a net worth reported to be over 600 crores.

Uncondition Yourself with Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar has always been committed to improving the health of women in India. During the pandemic, she started Uncondition Yourself with Namita on YouTube. This chat show on women’s health attempts to deliver honest facts and erase stigmas and taboos linked with women’s health.

She also promotes youth entrepreneurship by launching Incredible Ventures Ltd, an education company in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and Ahmedabad that teaches entrepreneurship to 11 to 18-year-olds.

Namita Thapar, Incredible Ventures Ltd.

Other roles beyond the corporate role at Emcure

Namita Thapar has a busy and active life outside of her corporate job as well. Namita is involved in several government initiatives, including the NITI Aayog’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Platform,  Digital Health Task Force, and Champions of Change.

She is also a trustee on the TiE Mumbai Board of Trustees and a member of the Fuqua School of Business’s India Regional Advisory Board, where she received her MBA.

Namita is a member of the Young Presidents Organization as well. She has spoken at Harvard Business School, Indian Institute of Management (IIM- A), ET Women’s Conference, FICCI, and other notable institutions.

Awards and Recognition to Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar has been awarded numerous prominent business honours, including The Economic Times’ ’40 under Forty’ awards, Barclays Hurun Next Gen Leader distinction, Economic Times 2017 Women Ahead List, and World Women Leadership Congress Super Achiever award.

The story behind becoming one of the sharks on the show


For Namita, being a ‘Shark’ was purely coincidental. She was elated when she heard about the show on a TiE Mumbai WhatsApp group. She was asked whether she wanted to be a Shark during a conversation with a member of the show’s crew.

Even though it was a busy period for her, with Emcure preparing for its initial public offering and her son in the tenth grade, she welcomed it as a wonderful opportunity.

namita thapar family

No room for regrets in Namita Thapar’s life

Namita is not the type to live her life with any regrets. Even though Thapar invested in around 25 startups on the show, she admitted that she missed out on a couple. This included Pandurang Taware’s farming startup.

After failing to negotiate a deal with them on the show, she went back to invest in the company, proving that regrets can always be corrected.

Taking to Instagram, she also posted a photo with Pandurang Taware.

Namita Thapar Emcure Pharmaceuticals

She proves that there is no shame in going back and rectifying mistakes. From what we saw on the show and her work at Emcure, Namita Thapar is certainly one of the leading women entrepreneurs in India.

Namita is not just a wonderful role model for young women, but also a kind mentor, as evidenced by her sweet remarks when declining a venture. She is a powerful, wise, and inspiring role model for many young women in business and those who aspire to establish their own one day.

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