Stefano Pessina is an Italian Monegasque billionaire and businessman. He is the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the company, Wallgreens Boots Alliance. His primary interest in business is based on the pharmaceutical industry and drug stores. According to Forbes magazine, Pessina is the 99th richest billionaire with a total net profit of $13.5 billion as of 2015. He is the third richest in Italy. In 2012, Walgreens bought 45% of Pessina’s Alliance Boots Group and in the process became the largest shareholder of the Group.
Stefano Pessina was born on June 4th, 1941 in Pescara, Italy. He spent his childhood years shuffling between Milan, Como and Naples. He attended the Polytechnic University of Milan where he did his graduation in nuclear physics.