Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has elected former Duane Reade chairman and current US Foods president and CEO John Lederer to its board of directors.
Lederer was appointed president and CEO of US Foods in 2010, where he has led a comprehensive brand transformation. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Duane Reade, where he also led a major transformation to create a new urban drugstore format for New Yorkers, culminating in its sale to Walgreens in 2010. Lederer also had a 30-year career at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food distributor, where he served in a variety of senior leadership positions including president from 2000 to 2006.
“We are pleased to welcome John to the board of directors as we launch a new era of customer and patient service, growth and value creation for the combined Walgreens Boots Alliance,” said Jim Skinner, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive chairman. “John’s successful record of leading and transforming major retail and wholesale companies, including Duane Reade and US Foods, will help Walgreens Boots Alliance realize its vision to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty.”
“It is a tremendous privilege to join the Walgreens Boots Alliance board as this new global enterprise for health and wellbeing moves forward with a very bright future,” Lederer said. “I am committed to working with the entire board and management to continue advancing customer and patient service the world over, and driving growth and shareholder value.”