Walgreens Names Tinto Global Chief Information Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance has named Francesco Tinto global chief information officer and senior vice president at the company.

Tinto will oversee the global strategy for the company’s information technology operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role will include data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security and technical services. Tinto will be based at the corporate headquarters in Deerfield, IL, and will report to Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officers for the company.

For the last 17 years, Tinto held various leadership positions at Kraft Heinz Company and Kraft Foods. Most recently, he was global CIO and head of global business services, where he oversaw IT and shared services, including finance, customer service, master data, HR and analytics. Earlier in his career, he spent more than a decade at Procter & Gamble, managing key functions for retail, marketing, sales, supply chain and information systems.

Anthony Roberts, who previously served as global CIO and senior vice president at WBA, will retire from this position to focus on other non-executive roles outside of the company after assisting with the transition. He will also be retained to support WBA in an advisory capacity.