Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints chief information officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Neal Sample as its new executive vice president and chief information officer.
Reporting to WBA chief executive Tim Wentworth, he will lead the strategy for the company’s IT function and the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. This will have a strong focus on improving the digital experience for customers as WBA continues to transform itself into a customer-centric healthcare company.
With more than 20 years of experience across the healthcare, financial services and consumer internet sectors, Sample was previously the chief information officer for Northwestern Mutual where he rebuilt, optimised and centralised the technology function for the company.
Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer and chief information officer of Express Scripts. He also held several roles within the Enterprise Growth Business at American Express including EVP, chief marketing technologist, and chief information officer, before being named president.
Wentworth said: “I am excited to welcome Neal to our executive leadership team and confident that as our chief information officer he will help take our IT capabilities to the next level using his strong background and experience in formulating modernisation plans, implementing technology solutions, accelerating growth and redefining standards of execution excellence,
“He will be a key component to achieving our goals as we build on the company’s pharmacy strength and trusted brand to evolve healthcare delivery.”
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