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Robert G. Zimmerman


  Senior Vice President of International and Global Chief Administration Officer


Bob Zimmerman is senior vice president of international and global chief administration officer for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill.

Zimmerman oversees all execution streams involved in the company’s strategic partnership with Alliance Boots, and Walgreens global merger, acquisitions and venture capital efforts. He also serves on the Alliance Boots board of directors.

Zimmerman joined Walgreens in 1977 as an analyst in the results department. He moved to the finance department in 1984 and was promoted to manager of strategic planning for the planning and research department in 1985.

He became manager of corporate planning in 1990, and in 1991 he was named vice president of administration for Walgreens Health Services, before advancing to CFO of that division and serving in that capacity until 2007. He was named a divisional vice president in 2001 and promoted to a corporate vice president in 2006. He was named vice president of corporate development in 2008, was promoted to senior vice president and chief strategy officer in January 2011 and assumed his current position in September 2012.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Illinois University in 1973 and a master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University in 1984.