Stefano Pessina is a Monegasque businessman and philanthropist originally from Italy. He is currently known for being the CEO and Executive Vice Chairman of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, an American holding company based in Illinois. Stefano holds the largest stake in the corporation and is currently one of the richest people of Italian origin the world. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Consumer Goods Forum.
Pessina was born on June 4, 1941 at Pescara in Italy and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. Apart from being highly business oriented, Pessina is known for his interest in politics and has many connections with several high-profile politicians across the world.
Let us now look at the esteemed Pessina Family
Pessina was born into a typical Italian family, which had a very comfortable means of income. His father was a businessman from Naples and Stefano ended up being brought up in various regions of the country such as Naples, Milan and Como. Pessina Sr. had a wholesale pharmaceutical business which Stefano ended up taking over as he grew up and turned it into the Alliance Sante, an Italian-Franco pharmaceutical wholesale group.
Pessina Spouse – Barbara Pessina & Omella Barra
Stefano Pessina has been married and divorced once so far in his life. His second relationship has continued for the past 30 years and he has not married the woman yet. His first wife was Barbara Pessina and the couple had two children together. After the finalization of their divorce, he started dating Omella Barra and they are still together as partners.
Omella Barra just like her partner Stefano is from Italy and was born in the year 1953. She is a pharmacist and currently holds the position of Executive Vice President at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Barra is also the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Global Wholesale and International Retail. Around two years back, she joined Italian insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali as a member on its Board of Directors panel.
Pessina Children – 2 children
Stefano has two children from his marriage with Barbara, a son and a daughter. His son works as a banker for the Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Stefano is known to have a total of four grandchildren as of now.
As of 2015, Stefano Pessina has a net worth of 12.9 billion USD. This makes him the 99th richest person in the world and the 3rd richest in Italy.