Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Alexander Gourlay currently serves as a senior advisor on growth strategies to the new Walgreens Boots Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Rosalind Brewer.
Formerly, Gourlay was Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, responsible for global operations.
In 2020, he temporarily resumed his former position as Walgreens President, a role he was first appointed to in December 2014, responsible for the oversight of business, execution and transformation for the Retail Pharmacy USA division.
Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Customer Experience and Daily Living for Walgreens.
Before joining Walgreens in October 2013, Gourlay was chief executive, Health & Beauty Division, Alliance Boots, a role he undertook in January 2009, when he was also appointed to the board of Alliance Boots.
He had previously been managing director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee following the acquisition of Alliance Boots plc by AB Acquisitions Limited in 2007.
Prior to this, he was healthcare director of Boots the Chemists, having held senior management positions in store operations and human resources.
Gourlay is a board member of the Retail Industry Leaders Association and World Business Chicago and a past chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.