David Abdow is President and CEO of Babson Global Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Babson College whose mission is to collaborate with the education, public, and private sectors to design curricula and improve international entrepreneurship education delivery capability. Previously, David served as Dean for Babson Executive Education, where he led Babson’s efforts to meet the executive and professional development needs of business organizations and professionals worldwide.
David brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience at the intersection of higher education, business and social sectors to Babson. Before joining the Babson community, he served in leadership roles at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship. In these roles, he was responsble for a portfolio of corporate engagement and executive education activities, developing a clientele that included organizations such as IBM, Bose, Ericsson, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Dell EMC.
David’s work has been recognized for Excellence in Practice by the European Federation for Management and for Leadership in Innovation by Northeastern University.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.