Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Monday that Tim Theriault, executive VP and global CIO, will step down for personal reasons. He will continue to serve as a consultant to the company and as a senior adviser to executive vice chairman and acting CEO Stefano Pessina on a number of issues, including cybersecurity.
Anthony Roberts, who has served as Alliance Boots' senior VP and international CIO since 2012, will now assume the role of senior VP and global CIO.
Walgreen Co. merged with Alliance Boots in December 2014. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company employs over 370,000 people and has a presence in more than 25 countries.
Theriault, 54, had served as the drug retailer's CIO for the past six years. Pessina said in a statement that Theriault “has played a critically important role over the past six years leading Walgreens' IT transformation, and advancing and integrating the Walgreens Boots Alliance technology teams and infrastructure since the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots last December.”
Roberts worked previously as an information technology professional for international companies throughout his career, including PepsiCo and UPS. Also, he has led the transformation of IT across Alliance Boots and most recently co-led the integration office in preparation for the merger of Walgreen and Alliance Boots.
Theriault's departure is the latest in changes at the C-suite level for Walgreen. Greg Wasson, who had served as president and CEO since 2009, announced his retirement in December 2014.