Walgreens Boots Alliance has chosen Roz Brewer to be its new CEO effective March 15. She will be the sole Black woman running a Fortune 500 company.

New Walgreens Leader Will Be Fortune 500’s Sole Black Female CEO

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) this week appointed veteran business chief executive Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as WBA’s chief executive officer effective March 15. The appointment will make Brewer the sole Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Brewer most recently served as chief operating officer of Starbucks and is the former president and CEO of Sam’s Club, retailer Walmart’s members-only warehouse store. “She made history by becoming the first woman and first African American to lead a Walmart division,” WBA said in a Jan. 26 news release announcing her appointment.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) this week appointed veteran business chief executive Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as WBA’s chief executive officer effective March 15. The appointment will make Brewer the sole Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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