Mark Abdoo is the Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy, providing executive oversight, strategic leadership and policy direction to FDA’s global policy, operations, trade, and diplomacy activities.
Mr. Abdoo joined FDA in 2013 as the inaugural director of the Office of Public Health and Trade. In 2015 he took up the role of Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Policy and in 2017 became Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (acting).
Prior to joining FDA, Mr. Abdoo served in other senior positions in the Federal government including: Senior Advisor in the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Director for Global Health and Food Security at the National Security Council, and in various positions in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Abdoo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross and conducted graduate studies at Brown University. Before joining Federal service, he lived in East Asia for nine years, where he owned two consulting companies. He is fluent in Mandarin.