Walgreens Boots Alliance Names Global CIO

Tim Binder
Executive Editor
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Walgreens Boots Alliance named Francesco Tinto its new global chief information officer and senior vice president.

Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role will include data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security and technical services.

Tinto will be based at corporate headquarters in Deerfield, IL, and will report to Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officers, WBA.

For the last 17 years, Tinto held various leadership positions at Kraft Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods. “I am very glad to be joining Walgreens Boots Alliance at a time when technology and innovation are more important than ever to the company’s success,” Tinto said in a news release. “I am looking forward to working with my highly talented team around the world to ensure WBA is at the forefront in this critical area of the business.”

Anthony Roberts, who previously served as global CIO, is retiring but will assist with the transition.