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Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Young joined Gilead Sciences in 2004 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in May 2016. He served as Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations from 2004 through 2014, and from 2014 to 2016 served as senior advisor to the company. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Young spent more than 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, first with ICI Pharmaceuticals and subsequently with Amgen. During his 12 years at Amgen, he held a number of positions in Europe and the United States, including Head of the U.S. Inflammation Business Unit, leading the re-launch of Enbrel® following the acquisition of Immunex Corporation.
Mr. Young has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sports Science and Exercise from Liverpool and Nottingham, England. In 2011 he was appointed a Commander of The British Empire, one of Great Britain’s highest civilian honors, in recognition of his services to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.