Visalatha will take on the newly created role of chief product officer, leading the company’s execution of its customer product strategy and development, as well as user experience.
In the role, Visalatha will ensure product solutions across product lines and functions are aligned to the company’s customer strategy. Working cross-functionally, the role will focus on research, analysis and the entire customer product lifecycle.
Most recently, Visalatha was vice president of e-commerce at Walmart U.S., where he helped launch the new Walmart app and website — a more unified omnichannel experience for consumers.
Visalatha has more than 15 years of experience in leading and building products to drive transformation with consumer brands like Walmart, Sam’s Club, and American Express.
“Walgreens plays such a pivotal role in communities nationwide and it’s exciting to join at a time in which the business is rapidly evolving and transforming,” Visalatha said. “I look forward to leveraging data and technology to evolve and redefine the customer experience at Walgreens alongside the highly talented team across the country.”