Retail C-Suite Moves: Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Appointments

Jamie Grill-Goodman
Editor in Chief
Jamie goodman

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) CEO Tim Wentworth has announced updates to WBA’s executive committee.

  • Manmohan Mahajan has been appointed executive vice president and global CFO.
  • Mary Langowski has been appointed executive vice president and president, U.S. Healthcare. 
  • Elizabeth Burger has been appointed executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO).

Langowski, Mahajan and Burger will report directly to Wentworth and join WBA’s current executive committee. Each of the new executive committee members will assume their roles in March. All U.S.-based executive committee members will be based in the Chicagoland area.

“As I reflect on my first few months at WBA, what has impressed me most is the experience, talent and vision of our leaders and team members,” said Wentworth. “With the additions to our team, this executive committee brings proven leadership and deep experience in healthcare, culture and customer experience to accelerate our growth and lead the next chapter of our company for our team members, shareholders and most importantly the customers and patients we serve.”

Mary Langowski 

Langowski brings a successful track record of building and driving commercially successful initiatives, businesses and partnerships that improve patient outcomes, lower costs and unlock profitability within new models of care. Her decades of experience span leading payer organizations, pharmacy, retail healthcare services and providers as well as senior roles in federal and state government.

Langowski joins WBA after serving as CEO of Solera Health, a leading value-based technology business serving payers and employers, since 2020. She was appointed CEO after serving as Solera Health’s independent board director and has successfully transformed the company with the launch of new condition product lines, a new technology platform and a new economic model to support sustained growth in the business. 

Prior to Solera, Langowski served as executive vice president and chief strategy and corporate development officer at CVS Health, where she helped lead the organization’s evolution and execution as a healthcare company, leading the foundational work for its healthcare services strategy and key aspects of CVS’ acquisition of Aetna.

Langowski will lead WBA’s U.S. Healthcare segment as Walgreens expands its role in healthcare, building on its strengths in pharmacy to unlock new areas of profitable growth and bringing high-value solutions to industry players, including payers, health systems, PBMs and biopharma manufacturers.

Current executive vice president and president, U.S. Healthcare, John Driscoll, will transition to a senior advisory role working closely with Wentworth, Langowski and the U.S. Healthcare business.

Manmohan Mahajan 

Mahajan has served as interim global CFO since July 2023 and has played an integral role in leading WBA’s growth and cost discipline efforts aimed at aligning the company’s cost structure with business performance. This includes a focused approach to increasing cash flow across the company by lowering capital expenditures and keeping the company on pace toward $1 billion in cost savings this year.

Mahajan joined the company in 2016 and previously served as senior vice president, global controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining WBA, Mahajan served in positions of increasing responsibility with GE Capital, a former subsidiary of General Electric Company.

Elizabeth Burger 

Prior to joining WBA, Burger served as senior vice president, CHRO at Flowserve, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets. She formerly served as CHRO with Hanesbrands Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of everyday basic apparel. She also previously worked at Monsanto Company in various roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president of global business operations. Burger is a high-energy, results-oriented CHRO with more than 25 years of demonstrated business experience. She is known for developing and implementing change strategies that position businesses for growth.

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