Boots Thailand announces the appointment of a new managing director

General Press Releases Monday September 17, 2018 17:00
Bangkok--17 Sep--ABM

Boots Thailand today announced the appointment of Mike Wanliss as Managing Director of Boots Retail (Thailand) Ltd. He will take up his new role at the beginning of the new calendar year on 21 January 2019. He will report to Dean Thompson, Vice President Regional Managing Director Asia, International Retail, Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Mike joins from M.H. Alshaya Co., a leading international franchise operator with over 3,900 stores across diverse customer sectors, where he is currently Vice President Boots Middle East since May 2011. He has over 40 years' experience in the retail industry, beginning his career with Arcadia Group as store manager, followed by leadership roles with Woolworths and the Co-Operative Pharmacy.

Dean Thompson, who has led Boots Retail Thailand since January 2015, will continue working with the Company focusing on the development of the partnership with the Chinese Retail Pharmacy chain GuoDa.

Thompson said "We are delighted that Mike will join our Company at an equally exciting time for the future development of Boots, a brand synonymous with expert advice and active care. We are sure his deep retail expertise will drive significant progress and innovation at Boots for the benefit all our customers and team members. Alongside the outstanding team at Boots Retail Thailand, we anticipate that the business will experience continued growth under Mike's leadership."

"In his career at Alshaya, Mike has demonstrated the right combination of talent and drive to step into this leadership role at WBA. Having led the development of the Boots Pharmacy business within six countries in the Middle East, Mike is a respected leader and has distinguished himself as a strong customer advocate with great commercial instincts."

Wanliss said "I am very excited to be joining Walgreens Boots Alliance at this time in its history, and to have been offered the privilege of leading Boots Retail Thailand and develop a brand I had the opportunity to help grow in the Middle East over the past seven years. I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues at both Boots Retail Thailand and WBA in the next few months."

Boots Retail Thailand

Boots Thailand is one of the principle businesses of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. With 277* stores, Boots Thailand is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, working closely with other primary healthcare providers to offer outstanding healthcare and pharmacy services to the communities it serves. Since the opening of the first Boots Thailand store in 1997, the business has significantly grown over the last 20 years and now offers a wide range of services and products, including innovative Boots own brands such as No7, all of which are delivered with the great value customers love.

*As at 31 August 2017, excluding equity method investments
About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company's heritage of trusted health care services through community pharmacy care and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 385,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has approximately 14,500** stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000*** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

The company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics.

* As of 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
** As of 28 June 2018.
*** For 12 months ending 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
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More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

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