Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) 

About Gilead Sciences, Inc (GILD)

Company Description:


Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical needs. The company's primary areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.

Gilead Sciences was founded in June 1987 by Michael L. Riordan and is headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.


Main Product(s):


Gilead Sciences is known for its antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and influenza, including notable drugs like Truvada, Harvoni, and Sovaldi. The company has also been involved in the development and distribution of Remdesivir, a treatment for COVID-19.


Short History of Gilead Sciences, Inc:


  • June 1987 – Founded by Michael L. Riordan.
  • 1992 – Went public on the NASDAQ.
  • 2000s – Became a leading company in HIV treatment with the approval of its first antiretroviral drug.
  • 2011 – Acquired Pharmasset, Inc, significantly enhancing its hepatitis C pipeline.
  • 2020 – Gained attention for Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Daniel P. O'DayChairman & CEO7.27MN/A1964
Mr. Andrew D. DickinsonExecutive VP & CFO2.94MN/A1970
Ms. Deborah H. TelmanExecutive VP of Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary2.32MN/A1965
Ms. Johanna MercierChief Commercial Officer3.32MN/A1970
Dr. Merdad V. Parsey M.D., Ph.D.Chief Medical Officer3.07MN/A1963
Ms. Sandra PattersonSenior VP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1967
Ms. Jacquie Ross C.F.A.Vice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Jyoti K. MehraExecutive Vice President of Human ResourcesN/AN/A1976
Dr. Linda Slanec Higgins Ph.D.Senior Vice President of Research, Innovation & PortfolioN/AN/A1962
Dr. Rudolf ErtlSenior Vice President of Commercial Operations of Australia, Canada, EuropeN/AN/A1946

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