People of Amgen: Meet Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego
From a young medical student in South Africa to heading up the Amgen South Africa R&D team to the Executive Medical Director of Amgen Canada, PondaMotsepe-Ditshego's career has recently taken her to Thousand Oaks, California, where she is now the Global Executive Medical Director & Platform lead for Amgen’s Bone and Nephrology therapeutic areas. After initially being drawn to the pharmaceutical industry as a way to give back to the heath care environment, Ponda also devotes much of her personal and professional time to giving back to the community.
One of the areas Ponda devotes much of her time to is encouraging girls to explore a career in STEM. From Amgen Canada’s partnership with Let’s Talk Science to the Start to Finish program, watch this video to learn more about Ponda and the ways that Amgen encourages young women in STEM. Ponda also has a strong passion to lead and contribute to Amgen’s DI&B strategic objectives and in her role as the Amgen Black Employees Network’s (ABEN) Global Vice Chair.