Katie L. Watson

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Watson joined Gilead in February 2003 to manage compensation and HR information systems.  In 2006 she was promoted to Senior Director of Total Rewards, and was appointed to Vice President of Employee Development and Rewards in 2012. In 2013 she was promoted to lead the worldwide HR function as Senior Vice President, and now serves as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Before joining Gilead she was Manager of Compensation for Applied Biosystems of Applera Corporation, led the HR consulting practice for TriNet, and worked as an HR Business Partner for D.E. Shaw & Co. 

Ms. Watson holds a degree in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and a master's in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.