FORD Robert B.
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FORD Robert B.

FORD
Robert
B.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Abbott Laboratories

Organization: Abbott Laboratories

Profession: President

Biography

Robert Ford is Abbott's President and Chief Executive Officer.

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.

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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