THE WHAT? Neal Sample has taken on the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, starting immediately. In this position, Sample will oversee the company’s information technology strategy and digital innovation efforts, focusing on improving the customer and patient digital experience as part of WBA’s growth in healthcare services.
THE DETAILS With a strong background in technology, Sample has worked in various regulated industries and brings over 20 years of experience to his new role at WBA. He has held leadership positions at several large companies, including Northwestern Mutual and Express Scripts, and has served on boards within the technology and healthcare education sectors. Sample is recognised in the field, holding numerous patents and having a solid academic background with a doctorate in Computer Science from Stanford University.
THE WHY? Sample’s expertise is expected to be a significant asset to WBA’s executive leadership, contributing to the company’s transformation in healthcare delivery. CEO Tim Wentworth has expressed optimism about Sample’s impact on the company’s IT development, while Sample is eager to work with WBA’s team towards becoming a leading pharmacy and healthcare services provide