Sebastian James to step down as Boots Managing Director

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has officially announced that Sebastian James, the Managing Director of Boots, will be stepping down from his role to pursue
a new opportunity in the healthcare sector.

James has given notice to leave the company and will remain with Boots until November. The UK pharmacy giant has already begun the search for a new Managing Director.

James is set to take on the role of CEO at Veonet, a leading European chain of ophthalmology clinics.

During his tenure as Managing Director since 2018, James played a pivotal role in transforming Boots into the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer.

He oversaw significant growth and innovation, achieving thirteen consecutive quarters of retail market share growth. Most recently, the company announced strong
Q3 results in June with growth across all categories.