Stuart Abelson serves as President, Chairman, and CEO of Ora, Inc. Fueled by energy, acumen, and dedication to innovation, Stuart has guided the global organization through significant expansion of its services and reach, remaining 100% dedicated to ophthalmology.
With Stuart at the helm, Ora delivers the highest level of customer care and service, making Ora the partner of choice for ophthalmology development programs. Stuart’s focus is mirrored by his drive to continually elevate all aspects of product development, ensuring that Ora remains a source of hope for customers, partners, and patients worldwide.
The son of the Ora’s founder, Stuart spent a decade at Amphenol Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, before joining Ora as President in 2007. He had previously served as a member of Ora’s Board in 1995, and later as Chair.
Stuart remains active on many boards, from corporate to non-profit. He is also a dedicated philanthropist, focusing on education, wildlife and land conservation, medical research, veteran causes, and homelessness. In addition, Stuart founded the “Better & Faster Together” non-profit organization committed to facilitating, through education and awareness, a healthy competitive environment in sports.
Stuart graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Bates College. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. During his studies, he earned multiple recognitions for scholarship and service.