Stefano Pessina – Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance- Email Address

Stefano Pessina (born 1941)[3] is an Italian-born Monegasque billionaire businessman and the single largest shareholder in Walgreens Boots Alliance.[2] Stefano Pessina is Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance.[4][5][6]

Pessina was born in Pescara and grew up between Milan, Como and Naples.[3]

He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in nuclear physics.[4][7]

In 1977, he took over his family's pharmaceutical wholesaler in Naples and turned it into Alliance Santé, a Franco-Italian pharmaceutical wholesale group.[2][4][5] In 1997, it merged with Alliance UniChem, and he joined its Board of Directors.[4][5][6] From 2001 to 2004, he served as its Chief Executive.[5] He served as Executive Deputy Chairman, and later as Executive Chairman.[5]

Stefano served as Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots from 2007 – 2014 and sat on the Board of Directors of Walgreens until Aug 2014.[8] He now serves on the Board of Directors at Walgreens Boots Alliance.[5][9] He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum.[4][10]

He is separated from his wife Barbara, and they have two children. He has been the partner of Ornella Barra for over 30 years.[11] As of February 2015, he is worth US$11.4 billion, owning around 15% of Walgreens Boots Alliance.[2]

He has lived in Monte Carlo, Monaco, for many years.[3] His son, a banker, works at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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