About Jared Watkin
Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, providing strategic guidance and operational management to Abbott’s diabetes business. Prior to assuming this role in June 2015, Jared served as Divisional Vice President, Technical Operations, Diabetes Care, Abbott.
A scientist at heart, Jared is inspired and motivated by the ongoing challenge of developing innovative but accessible technologies for the complex condition of diabetes. In what he describes as his proudest moment, Jared led the team that developed the revolutionary FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitoring system, which removes the burden and hassles of routine fingersticks for people with diabetes. More than 3 million people around the world are using FreeStyle Libre to better manage their condition.
Jared joined Abbott in 1996, when the company acquired Medisense, Inc. Since then, he’s held a number of key positions in Abbott’s diabetes business, including Senior R&D Director and Divisional Vice President, Research and Development.
Jared earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. In his free time, Jared enjoys travel, sports and spending time with his family.