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Are You Still Wondering Who Is Namita Thapar?

Namita Thapar, is a well-known name! Especially after Shark Tank, we know she is a progressive businesswoman with empowerment in her mind.

The season 2 of Shark Tank India has grabbed the attention of millions across the nation, especially the shark investors, whose success stories are beginning to many more such stories. One such name is Namita Thapar, the executive director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical company which originated in India. Namita has become a well-known name, especially in conversations about progressive businesswomen in India.

Namita Thapar was born on 21 March, 1977 in Pune city of Maharashtra to her father, Satish Mehta, a businessman and mother, Bhavna Mehta. Her younger brother, Samit Mehta is the President of Research and Development in Emcure Pharmaceuticals while Namita is the head and executive director of the same company. She is a well-known businesswoman and one of the key investors in the field of Pharma.

Namita Thapar is a familiar face on Shark Tank, India

She is an inspiration and is a big contributor to the healthcare industry, being the CEO of Emcure Pharmaceuticals. Her appearance on Shark Tank India has propelled her in terms of popularity.

Her presence on television is charismatic and is inspiring many rising entrepreneurs, especially women. She is also an investor in the show and has made prudent decisions while supporting the endeavours of the contenders.

Namita has invested in multiple businesses, including Emcure Pharmaceuticals, and has an estimated net worth of about Rs 600 crore. She is a board member on the India Regional Advisory Board of Fuqua School of Business and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization. Ms. Thapar is a graduate in Masters in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business and a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

What are her achievements in business and healthcare?

Namita Thapar joined Emcure as Chief Financial Officer and grew to manage Emcure’s Indian business unit. She is passionate about improving women’s health in India and promoting youth entrepreneurship.

During the pandemic, she launched a YouTube talk show on women’s health called “Uncondition Yourself” which breaks stigmas and taboos associated with women’s health while providing authentic information. She leads Incredible Ventures, an education company dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship to teenagers.

Namita is a recipient of various prestigious corporate awards such as The Economic Times ‘40 under Forty’ award, Barclay’s Hurun Next Gen Leader, World Women Leadership Congress Super Achiever award and Economic Times 2017 Women Ahead List. Ms. Thapar is also a trustee on TiE’s Mumbai Board of Trustees.

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Namita Thapar on family and fashion

Namita is married to Vikas Thapar, who has been part of Business Development and Incorporate & Corporate Strategy and Finance in Emcure Pharmaceuticals for the last 15 years and has been instrumental in the company’s Europe and Canada expansion. She has two sons, Jai and Veer Thapar.

Namita’s Instagram is full of stylish looks, and she believes that a business leader can also be fashionable, blurring the lines between functionality and feminine apparel. She takes care of herself and makes sure to dedicate time to relaxation and fun.

Namita Thapar has broken many stereotypes over the years, as she continues to explore future goals, she is also inspiring other women to work hard for their business!

Image source: Sony Liv, edited on CanvPro

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