Robert Ford

Executive Vice President of Medical Devices, Abbott


Robert Ford has served as Abbott’s Executive Vice President, Medical Devices since June 2015. In this role, he is responsible for Abbott’s Diabetes Care, Structural Heart, Cardiovascular, and Neuromodulation businesses. Previously, Mr. Ford served as Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care.

Mr. Ford joined Abbott in 1996 as a Diagnostics Business Unit Manager for Abbott Brazil. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility for Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Nutrition International and Abbott Diabetes Care, including Vice President, Diabetes Care, Commercial Operations.

Prior to joining Abbott, Mr. Ford held a marketing position with Becton Dickinson Brazil in that company’s consumer products division. He is a member of the California Life Sciences Association Board.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College and a master’s degree in business administration from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.