Alphega Pharmacy appoints Giacomo Toscani as Managing Director, Pharmacy Europe  

Alphega Pharmacy today announces the appointment of Giacomo Toscani to the role of Managing Director, Europe, effective 1 July 2017.

Giacomo succeeds Caitlin Sorrell, who has decided to pursue other activities for personal reasons.  During her tenure, Caitlin played an instrumental role in developing the Alphega Pharmacy network and establishing the brand in a number of key European markets. Caitlin leaves with the warmest thanks for her outstanding contribution to the Alphega Pharmacy.

Giacomo has extensive retail market experience, having held senior roles for major global brands such as Geox and Luxottica. He joins Alphega Pharmacy from the Fossil Group where he held the position of Head of Franchising and Partnership EMEA. Prior to that, he served as Head of Portfolio – EMEA, with responsibility for all licensed brands, including Emporio Armani, DKNY and Diesel. In his new role, Giacomo will be based in Weybridge, United Kingdom, reporting to Juan Guerra, Senior Vice-President, Managing Director, International Wholesale, Walgreens Boots Alliance.    

Commenting on Giacomo’s appointment, Juan Guerra, said:

“I am really pleased that a professional such as Giacomo, with his wealth of retail experience and European market knowledge is joining Alphega. He will play a key role in further expanding the network across Europe and ensuring that our pharmacists fully benefit from their membership. I am looking forward to working with him.”

*As of 31 October 2016, excluding equity method investments