Position: Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Abhi Dhar is senior vice president and chief information officer for Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. He is responsible for leading the information technology function and the company’s consumer-facing digital product and innovation efforts. He serves as a member of the Walgreens Enterprise Operating Committee with accountability for technology within the division.
Prior to this role Dhar led the rapidly growing and award-winning mobile product/services business and simultaneously was responsible for end-to-end delivery, software development and technology innovation for the digital division within Walgreens.
Dhar joined Walgreens in 2009 as group vice president and chief technology officer.
Previously, he served as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president at TravelCLICK from 2006 to 2009, where he built a global IT and product delivery organization by restructuring the organization, recruiting top talent and optimizing vendor relationships. From 2001 to 2006, he held various top technology leadership roles with Cendant Corporation and its Travelport division. Dhar also worked in engineering and digital/online consulting capacities with PricewaterhouseCoopers and AT&T.
Dhar earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore University in India in 1993 and earned a master of science degree in engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1995.