Executive vice chairman and CEO,
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Pessina announced plans in July to step down and become executive chairman of Walgreens’ board, where he could still hold considerable sway. While the massive drug store chain saw sales drop precipitously this year, it’s investing more in primary care, including a $1 billion investment in primary-care provider VillageMD, which will lead to between 500 and 700 clinics opening over the next five years. Walgreens will also take part in any COVID-19 vaccine distribution, allowing customers to obtain them for free.