Holly May

Holly May

Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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Holly May is responsible for the strategy and direction of innovative global HR programs, policies and practices that support WBA’s business goals and initiatives and for ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all team members. She also leads Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and serves on the Board of Shield Health Solutions, in which WBA is a majority investor.  

Most recently, May served as Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., managing all aspects of HR and ESG efforts across the company. She previously worked for Starbucks as Senior Vice President of Global Total Rewards and Service Delivery, responsible for consulting with the company’s Board of Directors and executive leadership team on the strategic direction of Starbucks’ global compensation and benefits portfolio. Prior to her time at Starbucks, May served in human resources leadership roles of increasing responsibility at ING, Voya Financial and Visa Inc., as an HR business partner and leading Rewards, DE&I and HR strategy.

May graduated from Wellesley College and earned her Master of Finance degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.