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Organic Valley Welcomes Abed Abdo as Chief Financial Officer; Jeff Frank Comments

Organic Valley Welcomes Abed Abdo as Chief Financial Officer; Jeff Frank Comments

Friday, June 9th, 2023

Welcome, Abed Abdo, to your new role! Organic Valley recently tapped the industry veteran with over 20 years of experience as its newest Chief Financial Officer.

Abed Abdo, Chief Financial Officer, Organic Valley“I am honored and elated to be joining the cooperative and serve its mission to create a stable economic model for organic farmers,” said Abdo. “Organic Valley’s commitment to the health and welfare of people, animals, and the earth aligns with my values. I look forward to working collaboratively with CEO Jeff Frank, the board members, the farmer-members, and the team across the cooperative to realize the immense potential for Organic Valley’s continued growth and success, and I'm excited to be a part of that journey.”

Abdo, a Certified Public Accountant, will take charge of the company’s finance department with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Business Administration from the University of Jordan and a track record of success at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Abbott.

Organic Valley recently tapped Abed Abdo to become its newest Chief Financial Officer

As noted in the release, Abdo joined Organic Valley from the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where he served as the CFO since 2019. His remarkable leadership there played a critical role in the organization achieving recognition as a charity to raise $2B for a single cause. Before this, he led the finance function at ConvaTec Group (Americas) and several divisions of Abbott Laboratories, where he spent much of his career.

His appointment as the CFO began on May 22, 2023.

Jeff Frank, Chief Executive Officer, Organic Valley“We are thrilled to welcome Abed to our team,” said Jeff Frank, Chief Executive Officer. “His substantial experience in devising finance and business strategies and his demonstrated ability to lead top-tier finance functions with mission-driven organizations make him a powerful addition to the team. Abed has strong experience as a CFO, necessary technical skills, and clear philosophical compatibility with our cooperative culture, and I know he will make a difference working together with the farmers who own this cooperative.”

Congratulations, Abed Abdo!

Organic Valley