Deerfield Park, Ill. -- Walgreens has named Mark Lelinski as its new corporate VP, market access. Lelinski will be responsible for contracting and pricing strategies, integration efforts across Walgreens pharmacy, health and wellness division, sales and account management, and developing the company’s managed market strategies.
Lelinski, who joined Walgreens on June 17, previously spent nine years with AstraZeneca in a number of marketing, strategy and managed market roles, both in the US and abroad. Prior to that he was a partner at Accenture, where he headed the pharmaceutical marketing and sales effectiveness practice, and also previously held a number of executive positions supporting physician networks, health plans and health informatics companies.
“Mark is a seasoned leader with an established track record of delivering results, and will help to build upon the excellent work that is being done in our market access group,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “His experience in managed market roles both in the U.S. and internationally is the right fit for where Walgreens is headed. As a strategic partner of choice in the health care industry, we believe Mark’s relationship-driven approach will help us strengthen our partnerships and create more value from the emerging models and markets that will be key to our growth moving forward.”