Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego

by Justin Cates
Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego
Vice President, Therapeutic & Head of Global Medical, General Medicine

Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego, MD is the Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head of Global Medical, General Medicine at Amgen, the latest position in a 10-year career at the global biotech company.

Motsepe-Ditshego leads the development and execution of strategies and tactical plans across multiple therapeutic areas to ensure that the right medicines get to the right patients at the right time. She also serves as the Global Chair for the Amgen Black Employee Network and led the creation of RISE (Representation In Clinical ReSEarch), Amgen’s program to improve diversity in clinical trials.

A 20-year pharmaceutical industry veteran, Motsepe-Ditshego ran her own medical and healthcare consultancy in South Africa. In 2019, she was named as the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association “Rising Star.”

Married with two children, Motsepe-Ditshego is an advocate for women in business and girls in STEM education and passionate about mentoring young women. She is a frequent speaker on topics including health equity and diversity in clinical trials.

Motsepe-Ditshego holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Medical University of South Africa and Global Executive Development Program (GEDP) where she was awarded top student for GEDP in 2015.

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