Alex Gourlay is co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and president of Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. Following the strategic partnership between Walgreens and Alliance Boots announced in June 2012, Gourlay joined Walgreens in 2013 as executive vice president, president of customer experience and daily living.
Previously he was chief executive, health & beauty division, Alliance Boots, a role he undertook in January 2009.
Following the acquisition of Boots the Chemists by AB Acquisitions Limited in 2007, Gourlay was named managing director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee.
Previous to the acquisition, he was healthcare director of Boots and had held senior management positions in store operations and human resources.