Walgreens Boots Alliance poaches Kraft Heinz exec for CIO role

Tinto, Francesco

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has snapped up Kraft Heinz’s global chief information officer Francesco Tinto to take on the same role at the health and beauty titan.

Tinto will succeed global CIO and senior vice president at WBA, Anthony Roberts, who is set to retire from his position after 15 years with the group to pursue a non-executive portfolio and will be retained by WBA on an advisory basis.

In his new role, Tinto will oversee the retail group’s IT operations across all of its divisions, as well as its implementation of technology and innovation. His remit will span data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security and technical services.

Tinto, who joins WBA after 17 years in various leadership positions across Kraft Heinz Company and Kraft Foods and previously spent eleven years at Procter & Gamble, will report to co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay in his new role.

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