Ornella Barra is Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., overseeing Boots (UK, Republic of Ireland and Opticians), Global Brands, Retail Pharmacy International and International Wholesale, as well as Global Human Resources, Communications, CSR and other business services.
Before moving into her current position in June 2016 she was Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., and President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail in December 2014. Prior to the formation of Walgreens Boots Alliance, she was Chief Executive Wholesale and Brands of Alliance Boots. Barra had previously been Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division (from January 2009 to September 2013), and before that, Wholesale & Commercial Affairs Director. In her role, she oversaw the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division as well as the overall development of International Health & Beauty and Brands.
Barra is on the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a pharmaceutical services company, and also serves on the board of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers industry association.