Walgreens Boots Alliance Appoints Rosalind Brewer as CEO

The only Black woman who is head of a Fortune 500 company

Rosalind Brewer, most recently COO of Starbucks, was named the new CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) today announced that Rosalind Brewer will be its next CEO effective March 15, succeeding Stefano Pessina, who will become executive chairman of the company’s board.

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