Rina Shah, PharmD
Rina Shah is group vice president of pharmacy of the future and segment strategy at Walgreens. She began her career at Walgreens in 1998 in its stores, where she held various pharmacy roles. In 2007, Dr. Shah 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, most recently, where she is responsible for pharmacy operations, services and specialty across 9,000-plus Walgreens’ community pharmacies. Dr. Shah was critical in the COVID-19 pandemic response with the enablement of vaccinations, testing and treatment services across the Walgreens enterprise. In her current role, she leads a team that is responsible for pharmacy strategy across the Walgreens portfolio, which includes prescription delivery and pharmacy services. Dr. Shah has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of its “40 Under 40” for her leadership at Walgreens, by Fierce Healthcare as one of 2020’s “Most Influential Minority Executives,” and by Mass Market Retailers as one of its “Most Influential Women” in 2022. Dr. Shah is actively involved with the UIC College of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. In addition, she presently serves as chair of the NACDS 2023 Advisory Group. Dr. Shah received her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005.