Ramona Sequeira is President of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. She leads the U.S. Business Unit for Takeda, and serves as a member of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Executive Team. Ms. Sequeira joined Takeda in 2015.
Through her work with Takeda and prior to that Eli Lilly, Ms. Sequeira has over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She has led businesses in Canada, Europe and the U.S. Through leadership roles in multiple markets, across cultures and within different healthcare systems she has successfully launched products, transformed businesses, and delivered sustainable growth. Since joining Takeda, Ms. Sequeira has shifted the structure of Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit and altered the investment mix to enable focus, agility and sustainable growth. Known for her forward-looking approach, Ms. Sequeira leads her organization to gain and utilize customer insights to effectively tailor business strategies and build trust with stakeholders.
Ms. Sequeira is committed to industry’s role in shaping a positive environment that rewards pharmaceutical innovation and ensures patients have access to innovative medicines that can help them have better health. She is a member of the PhRMA Board of Directors, and a previous board member of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Matter, a Chicago-based healthcare technology incubator. In addition, Ms. Sequeira is a member of the Board of Trustees for Lake Forest Academy, a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 located in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Ms. Sequeira received a B.Sc. with honors in molecular genetics and molecular biology from the University of Toronto, and later received an MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She lives with her husband of over 20 years and their two teenage children near Takeda’s headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.