Achievements

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      In 2006, Stefano Pessina merged his company with Boots group to form one of the largest pharmaceutical market players.

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      In just a few years of the merger, the company went on to open its stores in 25 countries, employed 3,70,000 employees and became the largest retail chain of drug stores in Europe and US.

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      He was awarded the “Honorary Doctorate in Science” in the year 2013 by University of Nottingham.

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      He was awarded “The Retail Leader of the year, 2015” award for his excellence in retail operations and services.

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      In view of his contribution and development to global evolution of pharmaceutical distribution, he was awarded Alkemon International Prize in Rome, Italy.

Stefano Pessina is on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum.

Stefano Pessina owns one-fifth of Walgreens Boots Alliance located in Illinois, United States.

Possessions

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      Stefano Pessina owns a 50m yacht in which he sails around often.

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      He possesses 12700 drug stores in 11 different countries.

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      He lives in a lavish grand mansion in Italy with one of his partners Barbara.

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      He possesses 13% stake in Walgreens Pharma.

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      He owns a fleet of expensive cars about which he does not open up generally.

Interesting Facts

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      When Stefano Pessina is not doing business than he is usually travelling on his expensive yacht.

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      He is looked upon as the corporate legend that is known for his skillful attitude.

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      Stefano Pessina loves art and has a grand collection of it.

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      Even at 75, he has many ideas humming his mind to invest and divest.

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      He is full of zeal and wishes to work till when he can manage to.

Stefano Pessina acquires a property worth $16 Million. This house has 5 bedrooms and is located in Brookline.