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Walgreens’ new CEO will be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company

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Walgreens’ new CEO will be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company

By ASSOCIATED PRESS via https://www.latimes.com/

Walgreens has tapped Starbucks executive Roz Brewer as its new CEO, which will make her the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company.

Coffee giant Starbucks announced Tuesday that Brewer was departing after a little more than three years as its chief operating officer. Walgreens later confirmed that Brewer will take over as its CEO on March 15.

Brewer succeeds Stefano Pessina, who served as CEO of the drugstore chain for six years following the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in 2014. Pessina will…

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