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WBA names Tinto as global CIO

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Francesco Tinto global chief information officer and senior vice president at the company.

Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role will include data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security and technical services. Tinto will be based in Deerfield, Ill., and will report to WBA co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay.

For the last 17 years, Tinto held various leadership positions at Kraft Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods. Most recently, he was global CIO and head of global business services, where he oversaw IT and shared services, including finance, customer service, master data, HR and analytics. He previously spent more than a decade at Procter & Gamble Co., managing key functions for retail, marketing, sales, supply chain and information systems.

“I am very glad to be joining Walgreens Boots Alliance at a time when technology and innovation are more important than ever to the company’s success,” Tinto said. “I am looking forward to working with my highly talented team around the world to ensure WBA is at the forefront in this critical area of the business.”

Anthony Roberts, who previously served as global CIO and senior vice president at WBA, will retire from this position to focus on other nonexecutive roles outside of the company after assisting with the transition. He will also be retained to support WBA in an advisory capacity.


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