Robert A. Michael

President & COO at AbbVie

Rob Michael is Vice Chairman and President. A member of AbbVie’s Executive Leadership Team, Mr. Michael is responsible for global commercial and financial operations of the company. Previously, he served as Vice Chairman, Finance and Commercial Operations and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Michael has nearly 30 years of experience including leadership roles across multiple businesses, including pharmaceuticals, aesthetics, diagnostics, diabetes care and nutrition. He began his career with Abbott as a member of the Financial Development Program and ultimately served as Division Controller, Nutrition Supply Chain and Division Controller, Molecular Diagnostics, among other roles.

Upon AbbVie’s separation from Abbott in 2013, Mr. Michael established and led the company’s first financial planning organization as Vice President, AbbVie Financial Planning and Analysis. He then held a series of leadership roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Controller for Commercial Operations; Vice President, Treasurer; and Vice President, Corporate Controller. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2018 and Vice Chairman, Finance and Commercial Operations in 2021.

Mr. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a Master of Business Administration from University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.


Previous companies

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  • President & COO

    Current role

  • Vice Chairman & President

    June, 2022

  • Vice Chairman, Finance & Commercial Operations and Chief Financial Officer

    December, 2021

  • SVP & CFO

    July, 2019

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