John Martin President of Gilead Sciences has been honored by his company and its strategic partners including IRESSEF led by Professor Souleymane Mboup. A ceremony in his honor was held on August 22 in San Francisco. This celebration gave the opportunity to its employees to pay a tribute to it and to magnify the 29 years spent successfully at the head of this great American biotechnology company.

As a reminder, Gilead Sciences is the main sponsor, who, alongside the State of Senegal, supported Professor Souleymane Mboup to erect and equip the IRESSEF in the new city of Diamniadio. John Martin was present at the inauguration ceremony of IRESSEF on June 19, 2017.

On occasion, he was elevated to the rank of the Grand Chancery of the National Order of Merit by His Excellency President Macky Sall.

Gilead Sciences is an American pharmaceutical company whose activities are mainly oriented in the development, manufacture and marketing of therapeutic products. Gilead Sciences, through its foundation, subsidizes many. its foundation, also subsidizes many research projects or training in health sciences around the world. At IRESSEF in particular, he currently supports training on the diagnosis of viral hepatitis.