Walgreens Boots makes Pessina permanent CEO

Walgreens Boots Alliance has named Stefano Pessina CEO, making permanent a role the veteran executive has filled since he helped create a drugstore behemoth that may not be done growing. The 73-year-old Monaco resident led European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots as executive chairman before engineering a combination with Walgreen Co., which runs the largest drugstore chain in the United States. That tie-up created one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical buyers at a time when other k...

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