Rina Shah is the Senior Vice President, Pharmacy of the Future & Transformation at Walgreens, based in Chicago, IL. She brings 25 years of experience with community-based care to deliver the future of pharmacy in healthcare and broaden pharmacist capabilities through consumer-centric, technology-enabled clinical services that improve health outcomes and lower cost of care. In her current role, she leads a team that is responsible for core elements of Walgreens operating pharmacy model, including centralized services, micro-fulfillment, pharmacy administration and compliance.
Rina began her career at Walgreens in 1998 in our stores where she held various pharmacy roles. In 2007, Rina joined the corporate support center where she held multiple leadership positions in which she was responsible for launching innovative healthcare initiatives, leading market access sales operations and client services, and was responsible for pharmacy operations, services and specialty across 9,000+ Walgreens’ community pharmacies. Rina was critical in the COVID-19 pandemic response with the enablement of vaccinations, testing and treatment services across the Walgreens enterprise.
Rina has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40” for her leadership at Walgreens, Fierce Healthcare 2020’s Most Influential Minority Executives, and Mass Markets Retailers Most Influential Women 2022. Rina is actively involved with the UIC College of Pharmacy, APhA, NASP, the CDC and NACDS. In addition, she presently serves as Chair of the “NACDS 2023” Advisory Group and was re-elected to the NACDS Foundation Board of Directors. Rina received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005.