Barry Featherman

Executive Director - Government Affairs @ Gilead

Barry Featherman is Executive Director for Government Affairs at Gilead Sciences where he oversees regional and institutional political activity within Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, which facilitates the growth of over $2.2 billion in revenue. He manages a team of U.S. and international-based government affairs professionals working to advance the company's strategic issues, partnering with internal and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Gilead, Featherman was a principal at the Global Solutions Division of the Podesta Group, International Affairs Director at Duane Morris Government Strategies, Executive Director of the Global Center for Development and Democracy and President and CEO of the Inter-American Economic Council. He served as the head of the transition team for the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States.

Mr. Featherman is a Member of the Chairman’s Business Advisory Board of the US-ASEAN Business Council and a Member of the International Affairs Steering Committee at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). He serves on Gilead’s IP/Trade Policy Working Group, Gilead’s Government Affairs and Policy Leadership Team and on Gilead’s Access Operations and Emerging Markets (AOEM) Leadership Team.  He served as a US Government Appointee on the National Advisory Committee of the US EPA.   He received the Gravitas Capital Advisors Award for contributions to innovative Inter-American policy.

Mr. Featherman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate (BA) of Temple University and received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the American University. He holds a master’s degree (LL.M.) in Inter-American Law from the University of Miami.