Alex Gourlay

Alex Gourlay is executive vice president of customer experience and daily living and president elect of Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Alex was appointed as executive vice president, president of customer experience and daily living in August 2013. In this role, reporting to Walgreens president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson, he leads an enhanced Walgreens daily living business operation overseeing customer experience, U.S. merchandising, marketing, customer insights, daily living products and promotions.

Alex was previously chief executive, health & beauty division, Alliance Boots, a role he undertook in January 2009, when he was also appointed to the Board of Alliance Boots.

He had previously been managing director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee following the acquisition of Alliance Boots plc by AB Acquisitions Limited in 2007.

Prior to this, he was healthcare director of Boots the Chemists, having held senior management positions in store operations and human resources.

In February 2013, Alex became co-chairman of the new national Future High Streets Forum set up to advise the UK Government. Alex is also a Board member of Business in the Community. He is a pharmacist and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

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