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Executive vice chairman and CEO,
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Pessina has led Walgreens Boots Alliance since December 2014. The company's stock has taken a tumble in 2018 and the retail pharmacy chain is facing pressure to keep up with rival CVS Health and Amazon as it enters the PBM space. Nonetheless, Walgreens continues to push more consumer-oriented approaches. It is linking with Humana to open more clinics and announced a new digital platform aimed at making it easier for customers to access care.