Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced several promotions within the company’s senior management team. Robin Washington, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been promoted to Executive Vice President; Paul Carter, formerly Senior Vice President, International Commercial Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President with responsibility for Gilead’s worldwide commercial organization; and John McHutchison, MD, formerly Senior Vice President, Liver Disease Therapeutics, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and will assume additional responsibility for clinical development programs in the areas of oncology, respiratory diseases and inflammation.
“Robin, Paul and John have made significant contributions to Gilead, each demonstrating a commitment to improving systems and processes and advancing programs that will allow us to meet the needs of patients as quickly as possible,” commented John C. Martin, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gilead Sciences. “They have each built strong, capable teams and have helped Gilead navigate an increasingly complex environment as we expand geographically and into new therapeutic categories. Their leadership and vision will help ensure Gilead is able to achieve our goals and reach more patients in need around the world.”
Ms. Washington joined Gilead in 2008 as Senior Vice President and CFO. She oversees the company’s finance, information technology and investor relations functions, reporting to John Milligan, PhD, Gilead’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Gilead, Ms. Washington was Chief Financial Officer of Hyperion Solutions, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March 2007. She previously served in a number of executive positions with PeopleSoft, most recently in the role of Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Washington is a member of the Board of Directors of Honeywell International, the Board of Directors of Salesforce.com and the Board of Visitors, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. She is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Pepperdine University.