Executive Vice President, Diabetes Care

Jared Watkin is Abbott’s Executive Vice President, Diabetes Care.


Jared had served as Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care since 2015. Prior to assuming that role, he served as Divisional Vice President, Technical Operations.


Jared joined our company in 1996, when Abbott acquired Medisense, Inc. Since then, he’s held a number of key positions in Abbott Diabetes Care, including Senior R&D Director and Divisional Vice President, Research and Development.


In what he describes as his “proudest Abbott moment,” Jared led the team that developed our innovative Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System; and as he looks to the future, he’s committed to “keeping Abbott Diabetes Care at the forefront of innovation, allowing us to provide better health, and a fuller life, to people with diabetes.”


Jared earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.