Futures Group

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Ed Abel, MS

Ed Abel, MS

President, US Business Unit

Ed Abel is a distinguished development professional with more than 30 years of experience working in the international health and development arena. Throughout his career, Abel has worked with clients and counterparts throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East to successfully develop, adopt, and implement family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child nutrition, and HIV/AIDS policies and services. Abel has personally worked on programmatic activities in more than 40 developing countries, and he leverages this experience to provide insight and strategic support to Futures Group’s entire portfolio of country activities.

Abel serves as President of the US business unit for the for the GRM Futures Group of international development companies, comprised of Futures Group, GRM International, the Effective Development Group, theIDLgroup, and Channel Research. In this role, Abel is responsible for all aspects of the US business, including developing and implementing a cohesive business growth strategy, hiring and retaining top talent, developing and nurturing client relationships, and ensuring effective implementation of the company’s projects around the world. Current projects include the US Government-supported Health Policy Project, the South Africa Sexual HIV Prevention Program, and MEASURE Evaluation, as well as Advance Family Planning 2 funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Abel previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Futures Group, and was responsible for managing the company’s business development activities and global business operations, including program operations, facilities, information technology, knowledge management, and human resources.