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Walgreens names Alliance CAO as legal, admin head


Deerfield, Ill. - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has named Marco Pagni, formerly group legal counsel and chief administrative officer of Alliance Boots, as executive VP and global chief legal and administrative officer. In this role, Pagni will oversee all global legal affairs for Walgreens Boots Alliance and its divisions, including strategy and mergers and acquisitions, working with acting CEO Stefano Pessina.

The company also appointed Jan Stern Reed, most recently corporate VP, general counsel for Walgreen Co., as senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary for Walgreens Boots Alliance. She will also continue serving as general counsel for Walgreen Co.

From 2007, Pagni served as group legal counsel and chief administrative officer of Alliance Boots. Previously, he was general counsel and company secretary for Alliance Boots, having joined Alliance UniChem, a predecessor company, in the same position in 2003. Prior to this, Pagni served at McDonald’s Corp. for 10 years in a number of senior management positions across the world, including in the USA and U.K., such as VP of international development, and VP, general counsel, international. Pagni has also held significant roles at Texas Instruments.

Reed joined Walgreens in 2013 as corporate VP and deputy general counsel, becoming general counsel for Walgreens in 2014. Previously she served as executive VP of HR, general counsel and corporate secretary at Solo Cup Company, and prior to that as associate general counsel, chief governance officer and corporate secretary at Baxter International Inc.

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