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    Rosalind Brewer, Spelman Alum Becomes Walgreens CEO

    Rosalind Brewer, New CEO of Walgreens

    Distinguished businesswoman Rosalind Brewer has been named the new CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

    In fact, the company released a statement on January 26 to confirm the news. Starting from March 15, 2021, she takes on her new role. The current CEO Stefano Pessina will become the Executive Chairman of the Board. This change means Brewer will be the new CEO of Walgreens and will also join the WBA Board of Directors.

    The Spelman graduate is ranked at #27 on Fortune’s list of “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

    Henceforth, Brewer is making history.

    “The Board conducted a thorough search to find an outstanding leader who will continue WBA’s successful trajectory and capitalize on growth opportunities in various markets within the company. We are thrilled to have found Roz for this role,” said Pessina.

    Brewer’s Predecessor Shares Kind Words

    The showering of high regard for Brewer did not stop there. Pessina continued:

    She’s an accomplished and experienced executive who led organizations globally, adapting to changing consumer trends with innovative approaches that enhance customer experiences, leading to significant and lasting growth and value. Her unwavering dedication to customers, nurturing talent, operational excellence, and profound expertise in digital and technological advancements perfectly align with WBA’s vision for the future. I’m excited to collaborate with Roz and work alongside Jim, the entire Board, and management team to propel our company forward.”

    Walgreens Responds

    Moreover, the icing on the cake was a social media announcement of Brewer’s new role.

    “We are excited to announce the appointment of Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as Chief Executive Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance,” the company shared in an Instagram post also revealing Pessina as Executive Chairman of the Board.

    Congratulations to Rosalind Brewer on her remarkable accomplishment. 

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