Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced the appointment of James Kehoe as the company’s executive vice president and global chief financial officer, effective 1 June 2018.
Kehoe’s previous role was chief financial officer and board director of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and was based in Tokyo. According to the group he is an accomplished finance executive from the consumer goods sector and a strong business leader, with a track record of driving operational business performance.
Jim Skinner, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive chairman, said: “We are pleased to welcome James Kehoe to lead the [firm’s] global finance operations, as the company now moves into our exciting future as a global leader in health and wellbeing.”
He added: “On behalf of the board, I also wish to thank George Fairweather for his steady and skilled leadership as he played a central role in the successful merger and integration of [the company], and in building our global financial group.”
Kehoe said: “I believe there is no more important company at the junction of healthcare and retail than Walgreens Boots Alliance, and I am excited to be joining the team at such a pivotal moment in the company’s continuing transformation.
“Moving forward, I appreciate that George will continue serving in an advisory role to help ensure a smooth transition and further success for the company.”