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Walgreens announces executive appointments


DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens announced the appointment of three executives, including a new member of the company’s senior leadership team.

Tim Theriault, 49, will join Walgreens as chief information officer and SVP, effective Oct. 1. Additionally, Abhi Dhar, 37, has joined Walgreens as chief technology officer and divisional VP in Walgreens' e-commerce division; and Deborah Sabo, 47, was recently named divisional VP marketing services.

Theriault will be responsible for the overall IT strategy that will enable Walgreens new businesses and strategic initiatives. That includes developing the enterprise architecture vision, enhancing applications and building the infrastructure to support Walgreens business units.

Denise Wong, who previously served as Walgreens CIO and VP, was named corporate VP of information technologies, focusing on elevating the company’s in-store retail and corporate shared services IT systems.

Abhi Dhar now heads IT in Walgreens e-commerce division as CTO and DVP, responsible for end-to-end delivery, development and innovation of the online platform.

Deborah Sabo joined Walgreens last month as DVP marketing services, where she is responsible for the management and leadership of all consumer communications programs including media, promotions and cause marketing. Additionally, she oversees both in-store and out-of-store visual brand identity.

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