Heather L. Mason

Heather Mason

Heather Mason is an accomplished corporate executive, leader, and strategist with 30+ years of experience building and restructuring organizations for rapid, sustained growth. Throughout her career, she has steered multibillion-dollar businesses through major industry and economic changes—growing profits and outpacing competitors around the world.

In her 27 years with Abbott, Heather was most recently head of the global Nutrition business. She overhauled the $7B consumer-focused business to deliver products that were first and fast to market, with rising gross margin profiles. Her efforts increased free cash flow and delivered above-market growth in China, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. Prior, Heather led the $1.3B Diabetes Care division and the creation of the revolutionary FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system, which prompted a top-to-bottom organizational transformation and has since generated over $2B in annual revenue.

As a core contributor to boards and executive committees, Heather has helped chart the course for global, national, and local organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Assertio Therapeutics, ConvaTec, Immatics, Pendulum Therapeutics, SCA Therapeutics, University of Michigan College of Engineering advisory, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Kilts Marketing center advisory, and Kids in Danger, a consumer safety organization.

Heather holds an MBA in Marketing, Strategy, and Finance from the University of Chicago, and a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.