Walgreens Boots initiates CEO search as Brewer resigns after two-year tenure

Rosalind Brewer, the CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), the parent company of Boots UK, has resigned from her position after serving for less
than three years. The prominent US pharmaceutical company is currently in the process of searching for her successor. Ginger Graham, the lead independent director,
has been appointed as the interim CEO.

“WBA’s board of directors and Brewer have mutually agreed on her departure as chief executive and board member,” the company said in a statement.

Brewer officially stepped down from her roles as chief executive and director on Thursday (Aug. 31). She assumed the CEO role in March 2021, succeeding Executive
Chairman Stefano Pessina. Prior to this, Brewer held the position of CEO at Starbucks.

The leadership change aligns with WBA’s shift towards becoming a broader healthcare company, a strategic move initiated by Brewer and her team in October 2021.