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Walgreens names outgoing Starbucks COO Roz Brewer as CEO

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance said on Tuesday that outgoing Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Roz Brewer has been appointed as the company’s chief executive officer.

She will take office from March 15 and succeeds Stefano Pessina who will transition to the role of executive chairman of the Walgreens board, the drugstore chain said in a statement.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese

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