Dominique Brewer

Head of Culture & Engagement, HR Chief of Staff for the United States Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Dominique is Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit Head of Culture & Engagement and HR Chief of Staff, where she focuses on the People Experience, HR strategy, and governance. In 2023, Dominique served as the Interim Head of U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, playing a pivotal role in driving Takeda’s U.S. DE&I initiatives to build a solid DE&I foundation that continues to support Takeda’s growth and focus on becoming a leader in this space.  

Dominique previously served as Talent Acquisition Leader for USBU and Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS) groups, providing strategic direction and thought leadership to ensure inclusive and equitable practices were embedded throughout all aspects of the recruitment journey. 

Dominique joined Takeda in 2016 and was a primary lead for talent acquisition integration during the 2019-2020 Shire acquisition. She emphasized the need to create sourcing and talent identification plans centered on equitable practices to increase representation, an inclusive social media strategy, and the development of recruitment partner training aligned with Takeda’s vision and mission.   

Before joining Takeda, Dominique held roles with PwC, Northern Trust Bank, and agencies within the financial services sector. Dominique began her undergraduate journey at Hampton University in Hampton, VA, and completed studies at Governors State University in IL, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. 

Outside of work, Dominique is the mom of two college juniors and finds time to celebrate the small things in life.