Namita Thapar: Growth Champion

Author : Ajay Sinha | Published On : 14 Jan 2022

At 21, Namita Thapar was a qualified chartered accountant. "I was a bit of a nerd since I cleared it in the first attempt," she laughs. A year later, she was in the US for her MBA, at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. "The average age of the class was 28 and I was much younger. They still took me," says Thapar. Right after the programme, she spent six years at Guidant Corporation, in finance and marketing. Back home, her father and promoter of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Satish Mehta, had raised money from private equity giant Blackstone. "I was a mother by then and it's not easy to manage all of that in the US. In my mind, the time was perfect to get back home," points out Thapar.