Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) today announced the appointment of Timothy McLevish as Walgreens executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will report to president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson, effective immediately, and lead all of Walgreens finance functions as the company prepares to move forward with the proposed second step of its strategic partnership with Alliance Boots.
New Walgreens Chief Financial Officer Tim McLevish (Photo: Business Wire)
McLevish comes to Walgreens from Kraft Foods Group, Inc., one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to Kraft, he served in chief financial officer roles for Ingersoll-Rand, the diversified industrial company, and Mead Corporation, a forestry products company. McLevish also served in a leadership role at Zellerbach Paper Company, where he was vice president and general manager. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics, and also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. “We are pleased to welcome Tim to lead our financial operations into the next chapter of Walgreens ongoing transformation as we continue to accelerate our strategic growth drivers, expand globally with Alliance Boots and prepare to embark on our journey to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise,” said Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and chief executive officer. “With Tim on our senior management team, Walgreens and Alliance Boots will benefit not only from his deep and rich experience in the consumer products market, but also from his experience in bringing together companies to ensure efficient, effective and profitable growth and value creation.” “It is a privilege to join such an admirable company, especially at this exciting and pivotal time as Walgreens expands to become a global enterprise,” McLevish said. “I look forward to helping Greg and the team achieve the company’s important mission and carry out their remarkable vision to expand health and wellbeing across America and around the world for the benefit of customers, patients, health care partners and shareholders.”