Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Alexander Gourlay is Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., overseeing the operations of both Walgreens and Boots. Prior to this, he was named Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and President of Walgreens in December 2014 before moving into his current position in June 2016. He joined Walgreens in October 2013 as Executive Vice President and President of customer experience and daily living. Before then, Gourlay was Chief Executive of the Health & Beauty Division of Alliance Boots from January 2009 to September 2013. Prior to 2009, he was managing director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee following the acquisition of Alliance Boots PLC by AB Acquisitions Ltd in 2007. Gourlay also served as healthcare director of Boots the Chemists, having previously held senior management positions in store operations and human resources. He is a board member of the Retail Industry Leaders Association and World Business Chicago and past chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.