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Meet Roz Brewer, new CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance

Brewer joins a global team that aims to improve the health and happiness of people across the world.

Roz Brewer
Roz Brewer

Today, March 15, Roz Brewer joins Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) as the company’s new CEO and member of the WBA Board of Directors. She succeeds Stefano Pessina, who is transitioning to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of WBA. In Brewer’s new role, she leads more than 450,000* colleagues who work together toward our purpose of helping people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Brewer brings to WBA a proven track record of leadership and operational expertise at multi-national corporations, with deep experience in strategic development, marketing, digital transformation and loyalty, innovation and technology, supply chain and store development. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer, Group President and member of the Board of Directors of Starbucks Corporation, where she was instrumental in helping the company accelerate its growth strategy, expand its global reach and drive value for all of Starbucks’ diverse stakeholders. For more on her background, please visit our Leadership Team page to read her full bio.

“WBA is a world-class, trusted organization whose purpose I deeply admire,” says Brewer. “The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and I am excited to work alongside the entire WBA team as we deliver further innovation and positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world every day. This is especially true today as the company plays a crucial role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. In these extraordinary times, I’m humbled by WBA’s pharmacists and all colleagues and the critical role we play in community healthcare, and I’m excited about how much more we can do to shape the future of health and well-being for everyone.”

For additional information, follow Roz Brewer on LinkedIn where you can read her welcome message, hear about company updates, see photos from her store and colleague visits, and more.


* As of Aug. 31, 2020, including equity method investments.

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