Abdo brings to the farmer-owned cooperative a two-decade tenure of financial leadership and a passion for sustainable agriculture and mission-driven organizations.
LA FARGE, Wis., May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Organic Valley proudly welcomes Abed Abdo as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the farmer-owned cooperative. With over 20 years of experience leading finance, Abdo, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Jordan and a track record of success at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Abbott. Abdo’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer began on May 22, 2023.
“I am honored and excited to join the cooperative and serve its mission of creating a stable business model for organic farmers,” Abdo said. “Organic Valley’s commitment to the health and well-being of people, animals and the earth aligns with my values. I look forward to working alongside the CEO Jeff FrankBoard Members, Farmer-Members and Co-op Team to realize the immense potential for Organic Valley’s continued growth and success, and I am thrilled to be part of this journey. »
Abdo comes to Organic Valley from the fundraising and outreach organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he has served as chief financial officer since 2019. His remarkable leadership there has been instrumental essential in the recognition of the organization as the first charitable organization in philanthropic history to raise $2 billion for one cause. Previously, he led the finance function of the ConvaTec Group (Americas) and several divisions of Abbott Laboratories, where he spent much of his career.
“We are delighted to welcome Abed to our team,” said Jeff Frank, CEO of Organic Valley. “His considerable experience in designing finance and business strategies and his demonstrated ability to lead high-level finance functions with mission-driven organizations make him a powerful addition to the team. Abed has a strong track record as a financial director, the necessary technical skills and a clear philosophy that is compatible with our cooperative culture, and I know that he will make a difference in working with the farmer-owners of this cooperative.”
About Organic Valley
Organic Valley is the leading organic farmers’ cooperative whose mission is to save, serve and protect small family organic farms. The brand’s products are ethically sourced, which we define as food raised on organic farms where families manage the day-to-day care of the animals and the land while adhering to USDA National Organic Program requirements as well as the high standards and practices of our cooperative. designed to promote the principles of organic agriculture, including respect for the dignity and interdependence of man, animal, plant, soil and global life. Founded in 1988, the cooperative is now owned by more than 1,600 organic family farms. Visit ov.coop for more information. Organic Valley is also @OrganicValley on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.
SOURCE Organic Valley