Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Walgreens picks Rosalind Brewer as next CEO

Walgreens Boots Alliance has hired Starbucks Corp. operating chief Rosalind Brewer as its next chief executive, the drugstore chain confirmed Tuesday night.

Brewer will replace Stefano Pessina as the global drugstore chain’s top executive, effective March 15. Brewer will also join Walgreens board of directors.

In tapping Brewer, Walgreens will be getting a seasoned executive with two decades of retail and consumer experience. Brewer, who was also elevated to the Starbucks board of directors in March 2017, was president and CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club prior to her stint at the coffee chain.


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