DEERFIELD, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 03, 2015 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today named Kimberly R. Scardino as its new senior vice president, global controller and chief accounting officer, effective today.
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Scardino joins Walgreens Boots Alliance from American Express Company, where she was senior vice president, business advisory controller. Prior to her current role, she was senior vice president and Americas controller from June 2012 to March 2015. Previously, she served in roles of increasing responsibility since 2006, including vice president, global head of SOX Compliance and vice president and chief accounting officer of American Express Credit Corp. Scardino also served in accounting functions at Credit Suisse Group from 2004 to 2006, and at Lyondell Chemical Company from 2002 to 2004. She started her career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she was an auditor from 1994 to 2002.
Scardino reports to George Fairweather, executive vice president and global chief financial officer.
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About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.
The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
The company employs over 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. Including its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,200* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.
Its portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics and Soap & Glory. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
* As at 31 May 2015 including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 May 2015 including equity method investments
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
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