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Ramona Sequeira

by Stephani

March 16, 2021

President,
Takeda U.S. Business Unit and Global Portfolio Commercialization

Ramona Sequeira is President of Takeda’s US Business Unit and Global Portfolio Commercialization. She serves as a member of Takeda’s global Executive Team.

Ramona joined Takeda in 2015. Through her work with Takeda and, prior to that, with Eli Lilly and Company, she has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Having led businesses in Canada, Europe and the U.S., Ramona has worked across multiple markets, cultures and healthcare systems. She has successfully launched products, integrated and transformed businesses, and delivered sustainable growth, while driving high employee engagement and organizational alignment.

Since joining Takeda, Ramona has shifted the structure of Takeda’s U.S. business and altered the investment mix to enable focus, agility, and sustainable, patient-centric growth. She has aligned her organization around a common vision, set of values and culture, areas which she believes are fundamental to long-term organizational success. In her role leading Takeda’s Global Portfolio Commercialization, she oversees growth of Takeda’s global brands and successful commercialization of Takeda’s exciting pipeline assets.

Known for her forward-looking approach, Ramona leads her organization to build trust with stakeholders by translating customer insights into effective business strategies tailored around the needs of patients. She enjoys participating in leadership forums inside and outside of Takeda to share her views on the role of trust and reputation in long-term company success. A passionate advocate of talent development, diversity and inclusion, she is an active mentor and coach to numerous individuals, internal and external to Takeda. Ramona has a keen interest in authentic leadership and has led numerous executive development programs.

Ramona is a member of the PhRMA Board of Directors where she served as Treasurer and was recently appointed as the board’s first woman chair-elect. She is committed to the industry’s role in shaping a positive environment that rewards pharmaceutical innovation and ensures patients have access to life transforming medicines. Ramona is also a member of the Board of Directors of Edwards Life Sciences and the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College.

Ramona received a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University in Canada and has a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in molecular genetics and molecular biology from the University of Toronto. She resides with her family in the Boston area.