Ornella Barra

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson Thompson to retire

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson Thompson to retire

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president and global chief human resources officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson will retire from her post in January, the company said Monday. Pamela Puryear will succeed her. “Never has Kathleen’s contribution to the company been stronger than in 2020, whether leading Human Resources actions during the pandemic or being

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday that co-chief operating officer Ornella Barra was praised for her sustainability leadership at the Responsible Business Awards 2020, recognizing her innovation and her passionate commitment to promoting community health. Barra chairs WBA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and leads the company’s CSR strategy and partnerships

Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As Walgreens Boots Alliance’s co-chief operating officer, Ornella Barra has an exceptional perspective on developments around the world. In that capacity, she oversees all WBA’s divisions outside of the U.S., including Boots (U.K., Republic of Ireland and Opticians), Retail Pharmacy International, Global Brands and International Wholesale. She is also responsible at global

WBA taps three for leadership posts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Last month Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced three global leadership appointments. Vineet Mehra is joining WBA as global chief marketing officer. He will be based at corporate headquarters here and will report to WBA co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay. As global CMO, Mehra will be responsible for the visioning,

Walgreens Boots Alliance receives UN Leadership Award

Walgreens Boots Alliance receives UN Leadership Award

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) was honored earlier this month at the United Nations Foundation’s 2016 Global Leadership Awards Dinner for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through its support for well-being around the world. The UN awarded WBA for its vaccination program “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” —

WBA names Gourlay, Barra Co-COOs

WBA names Gourlay, Barra Co-COOs

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has realigned its senior management roles and responsibilities, as it lays the groundwork for the next phase of its evolution, which, pending Federal Trade Commission approval, will include the acquisition and integration of Rite Aid Corp. In an effort to streamline the management of the company’s global