Divisional & Functional Global Leaders

Richard Ashworth

President, Walgreens

Richard Ashworth, President, Walgreens

Richard Ashworth is President of Walgreens, and is responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations including leadership, development and management of the business. Prior to this, Ashworth served as President of Operations from November 2017 to February 2020, and as President of Pharmacy and Retail Operations from 2014 to 2017.

Ashworth joined Walgreens in 1992 as a Store Service Clerk. He was promoted through store management levels, holding various roles of increasing responsibility, including being named Vice President of Pharmacy Operations in 2010 and Operations Vice President for the western U.S. in 2011.

In 2013, he was appointed Director of Healthcare and Health and Beauty at Alliance Boots, while serving on the Boots UK operating committee. Ashworth led development and delivery of healthcare strategy, including responsibility for pharmacy, optometry and hearing care teams.