Robert B. Ford is Abbott’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He assumed the role of Chairman in December 2021, having been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2020.

Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer; and as Executive Vice President, Medical Devices, leading Abbott’s Diabetes Care, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation businesses.

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.

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