Walgreens Boots Alliance names John Standley Walgreens president

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Drugstore group Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named John Standley Walgreens president, effective immediately. Standley previously served as retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corp’s president, ceo and chairman.

Standley will lead all Walgreens operations and is charged with focusing on the company’s four priorities: Creating neighborhood health destinations; reducing costs; accelerating digitalization and restructuring Walgreens retail offering.

He will report to WBA co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay.

Gourlay was Walgreens president on an interim basis. He will continue in his role as WBA co-chief operating officer.