Ms Phangisile Mtshali

Post Grad. Diploma in Project Management, Cranefield

Phangisile Mtshali is the Director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation responsible for programming in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Since joining the Foundation in 1999, she has had responsibility for the Secure the Future programme which to date has awarded over $250 million in 22 sub-Saharan African countries for HIV/AIDS and co-morbid conditions and now oncology. Phangisile also has responsibility for the Foundation’s Hepatitis B and C activities in China and India.

Secure the Future was the first and largest private commitment for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa when it was launched 20 years ago.  With a focus on community based care and human resource capacity it has evolved as the epidemic has evolved.  In 2017, the Foundation moved its focus to NCDs, specifically cancer in areas of HIV prevalence with initiatives in lung, cervical and breast and paediatric cancers and blood disorders in Africa. In 2020 Phangisile also initiated the Foundation’s Global Cancer Disparity programme in China with a focus on the top three cancers namely lung, liver and gastric cancers.

With more than 30 years of experience in programme development and management as well as strategic communication initiatives, Ms. Mtshali provides great value in leading community outreach and education health programmes, public/private sector collaborations and developing community based health and development programmes. She is also a skilled communication specialist, public relations practitioner and writer.

Ms. Mtshali is a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa.  She also served as a founding member on the board of governors for the South African Business Council on HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA), a chapter of Global Business Council on HIV/AIDS and represented Bristol-Myers Squibb on the Private Sector Delegation of the Global Fund.