Business Wire

Gilead Sciences Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Share

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today changes to the company’s senior leadership team. Gregg Alton, Chief Patient Officer, and Katie Watson, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, will be departing Gilead. Jyoti Mehra has been named Executive Vice President, Human Resources, and will assume responsibility for the worldwide HR function.

Mr. Alton joined Gilead in 1999 and most recently has led Gilead’s corporate and medical affairs functions and developing world access programs, as well as commercial operations in certain countries of Asia and Latin America. He previously served as general counsel and helped to architect the company’s innovative access model for HIV and viral hepatitis medicines in resource-limited countries. He will remain with Gilead through October 4 and plans to serve in an advisory capacity until the end of the year to help transition his responsibilities to other parts of the organization.

“Gregg has been a valued leader at Gilead for nearly 20 years,” said Daniel O’Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gilead. “His unwavering focus on enabling and expanding access to medicines has allowed the company to help millions of individuals in countries most heavily impacted by HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. I want to thank Gregg for his many contributions and tireless advocacy.”

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to help lead Gilead for nearly two decades,” said Mr. Alton. “On behalf of the organizations I have had a chance to lead, I am extraordinarily proud of the work we have done together to drive innovative solutions to reach the people most in need of our medications around the world.”

Ms. Watson joined Gilead in 2003 and during her 16 years with the company has helped to support significant organizational growth around the world. She has been responsible for attracting, developing and retaining talent, and delivering a strategic approach to engaging the company’s employees. She has helped to foster a culture that builds on Gilead’s core values of inclusion, teamwork, excellence, accountability and integrity.

“Katie has had a tremendous impact on Gilead, and I would like to thank her for her many contributions, including her dedication to improving the experience for the more than 11,000 employees at our company,” commented Mr. O’Day. “It is a testament to her leadership and her skill in developing people that we were quickly able to identify a strong successor. I know Jyoti will build on the important work underway to ensure Gilead is considered among the best places to work in our industry.”

“Helping Gilead grow and hire so many talented individuals and working to develop and retain our employees has been a privilege for the past 16 years,” commented Ms. Watson. “I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of a company that has transformed care for patients, and I am confident our HR organization will continue contributing to this mission.”

Effective August 5, Ms. Mehra will be appointed as Ms. Watson’s successor. Ms. Watson will depart Gilead on September 1, remaining with Gilead in an advisory capacity through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Mehra joined Gilead in 2017 as Vice President, Human Resources. She has more than 20 years of experience building organizational capabilities and shaping high-performing teams and cultures. She has worked across the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Gilead, she held positions of increasing seniority at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Eli Lilly & Co.

“It is a great privilege to take on this role and to lead Gilead’s Human Resources organization,” said Ms. Mehra. “As a company, Gilead has enjoyed tremendous success because of the smart and talented people who work here. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to continue to shape Gilead’s culture in this position and to build on the company’s strong past by adding organizational capabilities.”

About Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The company strives to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

For more information about Gilead, please visit the company’s website at www.gilead.com, follow Gilead on Twitter (@GileadSciences) or call Gilead Public Affairs at 1 800-GILEAD-5 or 1-650-574-3000.

Contact information

Sung Lee, Investors
(650) 524-7792

Amy Flood, Media
(650) 522-5643

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Bermuda Tech Week 2019 to Celebrate Innovation and Explore Opportunities for Growth20.8.2019 14:27:00 CESTPress release

Registration is under way and filling fast for Bermuda Tech Week 2019 which will take place at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club from October 14-18, 2019. The programme of insightful and engaging events will explore future opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital assets, insurtech and virtual reality. It will showcase Bermuda’s ongoing success in creating a welcoming, stable and well-regulated environment where technology and start-up companies can thrive. “Bermuda has a long history of innovation so we understand and recognise the power of technology to positively impact both the economy and society,” said Bermuda Premier David Burt. “Over the past two years, we have built on our strength as a global leader in regulating the risks associated with the global insurance industry to develop a clear regulatory framework around managing the risks associated with Fintech. Our progressive approach has drawn accolades

Limelight Networks Expands Developer Toolkit With New API and Portal Enhancements20.8.2019 14:25:00 CESTPress release

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a leading provider of edge cloud services, today announced it has expanded the management and configuration capabilities of its suite of services with new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and web portal offerings. With these new capabilities in addition to existing APIs and Software Development Kits, developers now have more power to manage and monitor services across Limelight’s edge cloud platform. According to an IDC surveyi, more than half the organizations surveyed have already adopted DevOps practices, with an additional 20 percent planning to do so in the next 12 months. To help organizations meet these demands, Limelight has introduced expanded API capabilities to provide developers with access to the full set of configuration options available across its content delivery services. Limelight’s new Configuration API enables developers to configure Limelight services and programmatically integrate them into their workflows. It exp

Andersen Global Enters Zimbabwe20.8.2019 13:30:00 CESTPress release

Andersen Global announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chimwamurombe Legal Practice (Zenas) in Zimbabwe. Andersen Global has built a presence in over 14 African countries in just under two years. Zenas was founded in 2015 and now has a team of 11 professionals who provide legal services to individuals, organizations, institutions and corporations. With a specialty of serving small to medium enterprises, they offer solutions in mining and construction, commercial, debt recovery, property law, labor law, family law, tax, technology, telecommunications, media and intellectual property law, and criminal litigation. “When we started, we set out to be the most sought-after, trusted legal firm in Zimbabwe,” said Fungai Chimwamurombe, Zenas Office Managing Director. “These values line up very closely with those firms in the Andersen Global international organization. We are happy to join a team of professionals that is equally committed to treating clients like family and deliv

DXC Technology and Google Cloud Announce Global Partnership to Drive Innovation for Enterprises at Scale20.8.2019 13:00:00 CESTPress release

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud that will enable enterprise clients to modernize their mission-critical IT and integrate digital solutions on Google Cloud Platform. With the strategic partnership, DXC is also launching a Google Cloud Platform Center of Excellence (COE) and a Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI) COE to provide clients in key industries with secure, scalable and agile cloud-based digital platforms that leverage advanced data analytics capabilities. The new collaboration will initially focus on joint solutions in industries such as insurance, oil and gas exploration, automotive, consumer products, retail, and banking and capital markets. Google Cloud now joins the DXC Partner Network as a strategic partner. “Our new Google Cloud partnership will benefit clients looking to go to the next level in their digital transformation,” said Edward Ho, executive vice president and general manager, Offerings, DXC. “Google Clou

AnitaB.org Welcomes New Executives to Achieve Ambitious Goal of 50/50 Tech Equity by 202520.8.2019 13:00:00 CESTPress release

Today, global nonprofit AnitaB.org announced that with its recent new hires it has fully staffed its Executive Team working on the ambitious goal of 50/50 intersectional tech equity by 2025. Three new hires join its executive bench to help achieve the company’s mission: Kety Maria Esquivel as Vice President of Marketing and Communications; Robert G. Read as Vice President, Business Development and Partnership Success; and Victoria Hughes as Vice President of People and Culture. The three new appointees will join CEO and President Brenda Darden Wilkerson’s leadership team as the non-profit tech women’s organization looks to expand its global reach and continues to improve its roster of AnitaB.org/365 programs that help women and underrepresented communities gain access and career opportunity through technology. Esquivel has been brought in to lead the world-wide marketing team, bringing more than two decades of global marketing and communications experience to the role. Prior to AnitaB.

GSMA: Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future Seek to Collaborate With Nordic Governments on Climate Action and Diversity in the Workplace20.8.2019 12:00:00 CESTPress release

The Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future, an alliance of the leaders of the Nordic region’s leading businesses, met today with the Prime Ministers of the five Nordic countries to discuss a collaborative approach to addressing sustainability challenges. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190820005449/en/ (L to R) Kim Kielsen (Premier of Greenland), Katrin Sjögren (Premier of Åland), Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister of Sweden), Erna Solberg (Prime Minister of Norway), Antti Rinne (Prime Minister of Finland), Mette Frederiksen (Prime Minister of Denmark) , Katrín Jakobsdóttir (Prime Minister of Iceland), Birna Einarsdóttir (CEO of Íslandsbanki), Johan Dennelind (CEO of Telia Company), Sigve Brekke (CEO of Telenor Group), Tone Wille (CEO of Posten Norge), Árni Oddur Þórðarson (CEO of Marel), Odd Arild Grefstad (CEO of Storebrand), Mats Granryd (Director General of GSMA), Svein Tore Holsether (CEO of Yara International).