Walgreens Names Kehoe Chief Financial Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed James Kehoe as the company’s executive vice president and global chief financial officer, effective June 1.

Kehoe will succeed George Fairweather, who has served as Walgreens Boots Alliance global chief financial officer since 2015. Fairweather will become a senior advisor to CEO Stefano Pessina for business development and finance, also effective June 1.

Kehoe has been chief financial officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical since 2016. He was appointed to the Takeda Pharmaceutical board of directors in 2017. He joined Takeda Pharmaceutical from Kraft Foods Group in the U.S., where he last held the role of evp/chief financial officer.

“We are pleased to welcome James Kehoe to lead the Walgreens Boots Alliance global finance operations as the company now moves into our exciting future as a global leader in health and wellbeing,” said Jim Skinner, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive chairman. “His significant leadership experience in both health care and consumer goods makes him an exceptional fit and addition to Stefano Pessina’s senior executive team and the company.”