Ornella Barra, executive vice president of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and president and chief executive officer of global wholesale and international retail, has been elected to AmerisourceBergen’s board of directors.
Effective immediately, Barra will fill Gregory D. Wasson’s position. Wasson resigned from the board on Jan. 9, following his retirement from Walgreens Boots.

“[Barra’s] extensive experience in wholesale pharmaceutical distribution and international health and pharmaceutical retail industries and strategic insight will be an asset to our board, particularly as we continue to grow our global operations,” said Richard C. Gozon, chairman of the board of AmerisourceBergen. “Ms. Barra also provides a valuable perspective on our strategic relationship and collaboration with Walgreens Boots Alliance.”

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