Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Alexander Gourlay is Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots
Alliance, Inc., overseeing the operations of both Walgreens and Boots.
Prior to this, he was named Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots
Alliance, Inc. and President of Walgreens in December 2014 before moving
into his current position in June 2016. He joined Walgreens in October
2013 as Executive Vice President and President of customer experience
and daily living. Before then, Gourlay was Chief Executive of the Health
& Beauty Division of Alliance Boots from January 2009 to September
2013. Prior to 2009, he was managing director of Boots UK and a member
of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee following the
acquisition of Alliance Boots PLC by AB Acquisitions Ltd in 2007.
Gourlay also served as healthcare director of Boots the Chemists, having
previously held senior management positions in store operations and
human resources. He currently serves as chairman on the board of
directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and is a
board member of the Retail Leaders Industry Association and World