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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Skinner

72 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Stefano Pessina

76 2015 Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

George Fairweather

60 2015 Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer

Ornella Barra

63 2016 Co-Chief Operating Officer

Alexander Gourlay

57 2016 Co-Chief Operating Officer

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson

60 2014 Executive Vice President, Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Marco Pagni

55 2016 Executive Vice President, Global Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Ken Murphy

51 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, President of Global Brands

Kimberly Scardino

46 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Global Controller

William Foote

66 Lead Independent Director

Jose Almeida

55 2017 Independent Director

Janice Babiak

59 Independent Director

David Brailer

58 Independent Director

Ginger Graham

62 Independent Director

John Lederer

62 2015 Independent Director

Dominic Murphy

50 2012 Independent Director

Leonard Schaeffer

72 2015 Independent Director

Nancy Schlichting

62 Independent Director

Gerald Gradwell

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Skinner

Mr. James A. Skinner serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Skinner previously served McDonald’s Corporation as Vice Chairman from January 2003 to June 2012, as Chief Executive Officer from November 2004 to June 2012 and as a director from 2004 to June 2012. Since 2005, Mr. Skinner has served as a director of Illinois Tool Works Inc. Mr. Skinner served as a director of HP Inc. (f/k/a Hewlett-Packard Company) from July 2013 to November 2015.

Stefano Pessina

Mr. Stefano Pessina serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Pessina has served as our Executive Vice Chairman since January 2015 and as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2015, having served as our Acting Chief Executive Officer from January 2015 to July 2015. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots from July 2007 to December 2014. Prior to that, he served as Executive Deputy Chairman of Alliance Boots. Prior to the merger of Alliance UniChem and Boots Group, he was the Executive Deputy Chairman of Alliance UniChem, previously having served as its Chief Executive Officer for three years through December 2004. He was appointed to the board of directors of Alliance UniChem in 1997 when UniChem merged with Alliance Santé, the Franco-Italian pharmaceutical wholesale group he established in Italy in 1977. Mr. Pessina served on the board of directors of Galenica AG, a publicly-traded Swiss healthcare group, from 2000 to 2017. He serves on the board of directors of a number of privately-held companies, including Sprint Acquisitions Holdings Limited (“Sprint Acquisitions”).

George Fairweather

Mr. George R. Fairweather serves as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Financial Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Previously, he served as Group Finance Director of Alliance Boots since its formation in July 2006. He joined Alliance UniChem in the same position in 2002 and later led the financial integration during the merger with Boots Group. Previously, he was Group Finance Director of Elementis (joining when it was Harrisons and Crosfield) and before that, Group Finance Director of Dawson International. Mr. Fairweather served as a director of Alliance Boots until February 2015.

Ornella Barra

Ms. Ornella Barra serves as Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Company. She served as Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail from December 2014 to June 2016. Previously, she served as the Chief Executive, Wholesale and Brands of Alliance Boots from September 2013 to December 2014 and Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division of Alliance Boots from January 2009 to September 2013, and before that, Wholesale & Commercial Affairs Director of Alliance Boots. Since April 2013, Ms. Barra has served as a director of Assicurazioni Generali, the parent company of Generali Group, a global insurance group, and since January 2015, Ms. Barra has served as director of AmerisourceBergen. Ms. Barra also serves as a director of a number of private companies, including Sprint Acquisitions Holdings Limited and, until February 2015, served as a director of Alliance Boots.

Alexander Gourlay

Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay serves as Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He served as an Executive Vice President, President of Walgreens from December 2014 to June 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, President of Customer Experience and Daily Living of Walgreens from October 2013 to December 2014 and President Elect of Walgreens from September 2014 to December 2014. He served as Chief Executive of the Health & Beauty Division, Alliance Boots, from January 2009 to September 2013, and previously was Managing Director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots operating committee following the acquisition of Alliance Boots by Sprint Acquisitions Holdings Limited in 2007. He served as a director of Alliance Boots from January 2009 to September 2013.

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson

Ms. Kathleen Wilson-Thompson serves as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Walgreens from January 2010 to December 2014. Prior to that, she served in a variety of legal and operational positions at Kellogg Company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources from July 2005 to December 2009. She has served as a director of Vulcan Materials Company, a producer of construction aggregates, since 2009 and Ashland Global Holdings Inc., a global specialty chemicals company, since 2017

Marco Pagni

Mr. Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni serves as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Legal and Administrative Officer from February 2015 to February 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Director and Group Legal Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Alliance Boots from 2007 to 2014 and General Counsel and Company Secretary for Alliance Boots from 2006 to 2007, having joined Alliance UniChem, a predecessor company, in the same position in 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Pagni served at McDonald’s Corporation for 10 years in a number of senior management positions across the world, including in the U.S. and UK, such as Vice President of International Development, and Vice President, General Counsel, International. Mr. Pagni serves as a director of Sprint Acquisitions Holdings Limited and, until February 2015, served as a director of Alliance Boots.

Ken Murphy

Mr. Ken Murphy serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer,President of Global Brands of the Company. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Health & Beauty, International and Brands at Alliance Boots from August 2013 to December 2014 and joint Chief Operating Officer for Boots in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Prior to this, Mr. Murphy had held the positions of Commercial Director for Boots UK and Group Business Transformation Director for Alliance Boots, where he led the integration of Alliance UniChem and Boots Group in 2006 following the merger of the two companies.

Kimberly Scardino

Ms. Kimberly R. Scardino serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Global Controller of the Company. Previously, she served American Express Company and its subsidiaries in roles of increasing responsibility, including as Senior Vice President, Business Advisory Controller from March 2015 to July 2015, Senior Vice President, Americas Controller from June 2012 to March 2015, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of American Express Credit Corp. from December 2009 to June 2012, and Vice President, Global Head of SOX Compliance. Prior to joining American Express in 2006, Ms. Scardino served in accounting functions at Credit Suisse from 2004 to 2006 and at Lyondell Chemical Company from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Scardino started her career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she was an auditor from 1994 to 2002.

William Foote

Mr. William C. Foote serves as Lead Independent Director of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Mr. Foote Lead Independent Director of the Company since January 2015 and an independent business advisor. He served USG Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of building materials, as its Chairman of the Board from April 1996 to December 2011, as its Chief Executive Officer from January 1996 to December 2010, and as its President from September 1999 to January 2006. He also serves as a director of Kohler Co. and is a trustee of Williams College. He is the former Chairman of the Board of The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a life trustee of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago.

Jose Almeida

Mr. Jose E. Almeida serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Almeida has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International Inc. (Baxter), a global medical products company, since January 2016. He began serving as an executive officer of Baxter in October 2015, having served as an operating executive with The Carlyle Group from May 2015 to October 2015. He served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien plc (Covidien) from March 2012 to January 2015 prior to Medtronic Inc.’s acquisition of Covidien; and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien from July 2011 to March 2012. He served in several executive roles at Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare) between April 2004 and June 2011. Mr. Almeida served on the board of directors of State Street Corporation from October 2013 to November 2015, Analog Devices, Inc. from December 2014 to November 2015 and EMC Corporation from January 2015 to November 2015.

Janice Babiak

Ms. Janice M. Babiak serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Babiak is a former Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), where she held a variety of roles with the firm in the U.S. and the United Kingdom from 1982 to 2009. After joining the firm’s audit practice in 1982 specializing in the audit of information systems, she was a founder of EY’s technology security and risk services practice in 1996, building and leading cyber and IT security, data analytics, and technology risk practices in the Northern Europe, Middle East and India and Africa (NEMIA) region. She served as a Board Member and Managing Partner of Regulatory & Public Policy for the NEMIA region from July 2006 to July 2008, and as a founder and Global Leader of EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice from July 2008 to December 2009. Ms. Babiak has served on the board of directors of Bank of Montreal since October 2012 and plans to join the board of directors of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international business-information group listed on the London Stock Exchange, effective December 1, 2017. Previously, she served as a non-executive director of Royal Mail Holdings plc from March 2013 to April 2014 as it transitioned from government ownership to a FTSE 100-listed company; Experian plc from April 2014 to January 2016; and Logica plc from January 2010 until its sale in August 2012. She is a U.S.-qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). She is also a Chartered Accountant (FCA), and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), of which she has served as a Council Member since 2011.

David Brailer

Dr. David J. Brailer M.D., Ph.D. serves as Independent director of Walgreens boots alliance, inc. He is Chairman of Health Evolution Partners, a private equity firm focused on the healthcare industry, since 2006. He served as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Department of Health and Human Services of the U.S. federal government from May 2004 to April 2006. He was a Senior Fellow at the Health Technology Center from 2002 to 2004. Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director of CareScience, Inc., a provider of care management services and Internet-based healthcare solutions, from 1992 to 2002. Prior to that, he was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Care Systems at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of directors of several private companies in the healthcare sector.

Ginger Graham

Ms. Ginger L. Graham serves as Independent director of the Company. Ms. Graham is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Two Trees Consulting, Inc., a healthcare and executive leadership consulting firm, where she served from November 2007 to December 2016. She previously served as Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School from October 2009 to June 2012. She also previously served as President (from September 2003 to June 2006) and Chief Executive Officer (from September 2003 to March 2007) of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, where she also served as a director from 1995 to 2009. From 1994 to 2003, she held various positions at Guidant Corporation, a cardiovascular medical device manufacturer, including Group Chairman, Office of the President, President of the Vascular Intervention Group, and Vice President. Ms. Graham has served on the board of directors of Genomic Health, Inc. since 2008 and the board of directors of Clovis Oncology, Inc. since 2013. She also serves on the board of directors of a number of privately-held companies.

John Lederer

Mr. John Anthony Lederer serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was Former President and Chief Executive Officer of US Foods, a leading foodservice distributor in the United States, from September 2010 to July 2015. He has served as a director of US Foods since 2010. From April 2008 to August 2010, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Reade, a New York-based pharmacy retailer acquired by Walgreens in April 2010. Prior to Duane Reade, he spent 30 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest grocery retailer and wholesale food distributor. He held a number of leadership roles at Loblaw, including its President from 2000 to 2006. He also has served as a director of Maple Leaf Foods, a Canadian consumer packaged meats company, since May 2016. He served as a director of Restaurant Brands International from December 2014 until June 2016 and as a director of Tim Hortons Inc. from 2007 until December 2014, when it was acquired by Restaurant Brands International.

Dominic Murphy

Mr. Dominic P. Murphy serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Murphy is the Founder & CEO of 8C Capital LLP, a private investment firm. From 2004 until 2017, he was a Partner at KKR, where he was responsible for the development of the firm’s activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, served as the head of its healthcare industry team in Europe, and served as a member of the firm’s European investment and portfolio management committees. He was formerly a Partner at Cinven, a European-based private equity firm, from 1996 to 2004 and was an investment manager with 3i Group plc, an international investment management firm, from 1994 to 1996. From 2007 until 2015, Mr. Murphy served on the board of directors of Alliance Boots and certain of its affiliates. He serves on the board of directors of The Hut Group Limited, a privately-held company.

Leonard Schaeffer

Mr. Leonard D. Schaeffer serves as Independent Director of the Company. He served on Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at the University of Southern California since 2008. He has also served as a senior advisor to TPG Capital since 2006. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of WellPoint, Inc. (now Anthem, Inc.), then the largest health insurance company in the United States, from 2004 to 2005, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint Health Networks Inc. from 1992 to 2004, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross of California. Earlier in his career, he worked for the federal government as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with responsibility for the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. He currently serves as a director of scPharmaceuticals, a private company. Previously, he served as a director of Allergan, Inc. from 1993 to 2011, of Amgen, Inc. from 2004 to 2013, and of Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Schaeffer serves on the board of the Brookings Institution, the RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California, and on the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies.

Nancy Schlichting

Ms. Nancy M. Schlichting serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Schlichting is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Henry Ford Health System, a leading hospital network and healthcare and medical services provider, having served in that role from June 2003 to December 2016. She was Executive Vice President of the Henry Ford Health System from June 1999 to June 2003, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Hospital from August 2001 to June 2003. Ms. Schlichting has served on the board of directors of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. since March 2017. She also serves on the board of directors of The Kresge Foundation and several other non-profit organizations.

Gerald Gradwell