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Walgreens chief information officer departs, a year after he was first hired

Hsiao Wang is leaving; the pharmacy chain is also still in the process of looking for a new CEO and chief financial officer

The chief information officer at Walgreens has stepped down — just a year after he was first hired.  

In an internal note viewed by Bloomberg News, interim Walgreens CEO Ginger Graham said Hsiao Wang had been on a leave of absence but that effective immediately, he’s no longer at the company. 

Neal Sample, a consultant and former CIO at Northwestern Mutual, will step in to help Graham make decisions about new tech initiatives, a spokesperson from Walgreens confirmed. 

Walgreens Boots Alliance is on the hunt for multiple C-suite roles, following the departure of CEO Roz Brewer last month, as well as the departure of former Chief Financial Officer James Kehoe, who stepped down in July after five years with the company. 

For the CEO position, Walgreens is allegedly taking a hard look at hiring former Cigna executive Tim Wentworth, according to Bloomberg News, which cited people familiar with the situation.

Brewer, a longtime executive, previously served as chief operations officer and group president of Starbucks, as well as CEO of Sam’s Club.

Walgreens did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication of this story.

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