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Robert Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abbott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abbott

Robert Ford

President and Chief Executive Officer

Abbott

Robert Ford became Abbott’s President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2020. 

Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for all of the company's operating businesses; and Executive Vice President, Medical Devices, leading our Diabetes Care, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation businesses. 

He joined Abbott's Diagnostics division in 1996 as a Business Unit Manager in Diabetes Care. He subsequently held various positions of increasing responsibility for Abbott's Diagnostics, Nutrition and Diabetes Care businesses.

He is a member of the Business Roundtable.

Mr. Ford earned a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's degree in business administration from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.