Ornella Barra

Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail
Born in Italy, now of Monegasque nationality, Ornella graduated from the University of Genoa with a degree in pharmacy and embarked on a career in the healthcare sector.
Ornella’s current role as Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail includes these broad areas of responsibility:
• Responsible for the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which mainly operates under the Alliance Healthcare brand and is one of the largest global
pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks in the world. It has over 350? distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000× pharmacies, doctors, health centers and
hospitals each year in 19? countries .
• Responsible for overseeing International Retail, which includes retail businesses outside the USA, the UK and Republic of Ireland. International Retail is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
In addition, Ornella is also responsible for:
• Corporate social responsibility activities across Walgreens Boots Alliance. In this role, she is pivotal in building a strong platform for developing and implementing a strong CSR
agenda across the Company
• The Global Pharmacy function, which helps
Walgreens Boots Alliance to take advantage of the rapid changes in the global health and pharma market.
• Global Communications and Corporate Affairs,
covering divisional, business and brand communications, alongside financial communications, crisis management, philanthropy and government relations.
• The Company’s IT function. < br/>
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world. The Company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary
geographic footprints, shared values and a
heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years. The Company employs over 370,000? people and has a presence in more than 25? countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily
living destination in the USA and Europe.
Including its equity method investments,
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the global leader in
pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with
over 13,200? stores in 11? countries. Walgreens
Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest
purchasers of prescription drugs and many other
health and wellbeing products.
In April 2013, Ornella was appointed as an
independent member of the Board of
Assicurazioni Generali. Furthermore, in January
2015, she was also appointed to the Board of
Directors of AmerisourceBergen.

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