Senior Leadership

Pamela Puryear

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

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Pamela Puryear, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. She joined the company in January 2021 from Zimmer Biomet, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to that, she held roles as Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer at Pfizer Inc. and Vice President, Organization Development, and Chief Talent Officer at Hospira Inc. Before joining Hospira, Puryear worked as an independent external organization development consultant, working globally and across a number of industry sectors, including financial services, healthcare, professional services, consumer products, insurance and education. 

Puryear holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from Yale University. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) and has been recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.