|Nationality French, British|
Name Yves Romestan
Residence United Kingdom
|Alma mater Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris, Degree in Public Law|
Employer Walgreens Boots Alliance
Known for Senior Vice President, Communications and International Affairs of Walgreens Boots Alliance
Education Instituts d'etudes politiques
Yves Romestan (born in France) is Senior Vice President, Communications and International Affairs of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
Romestan has dual nationality (French/British). As Senior Vice President, Communications and International Affairs of Walgreens Boots Alliance he is responsible for the implementation of the Company’s communications and international affairs strategy across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latam. Romestan has also held senior roles in communications at Lafarge, Total and Bouygues
Romestan graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. He holds a degree in public law.
1979 Total Group
1990 CEA Group
1992 Groupe Banque Populaire
1993 Lafarge Group
1998 Brandt Group
2000 Bouygues Construction
2003 Alliance UniChem Plc
2007 Alliance Boots
2015 Walgreens Boots Alliance
Romestan began his career at Total Group, where he performed a range of roles from 1970 to 1990. Total is the fifth largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company and a world-class chemicals manufacturer. It operates in more than 130 countries and has 96,387 employees. After leaving Total Group as Head of Media Relations in 1990, Romestan joined Lafarge Group.
Lafarge Group in 1993 as Group External Relations Director. Lafarge Group is the world leader in building materials with a presence in 80 countries. Romestan played a role in the successful takeover of Redland PLC in 1997. In 1998, Romestan left Lafarge Group to progress his career at Brandt Group.
Romestan joined Brandt Group as the Group Communications Director. Brandt Group is the number one European manufacturer of white goods.
Romestan was hired in 2000 by Bouygues Construction, a subsidiary of the Bouygues group, to develop and promote the company image as Communications Director. Bouygues Construction is a world leader in the building, civil works and electrical contracting and maintenance sectors.
In 2003, Romestan became Director of Group Communications of Alliance UniChem Plc Romestan was hired to create a European Wide Public Relations team from scratch. 1100 pharmacies were part of a rebranding programme for the Alliance Pharmacy brand. Romestan was responsible for overseeing this project.
When Boots Group PLC and Alliance UniChem Plc merged in July 2006 to become Alliance Boots, Romestan was responsible for creating the newly formed companies identity. In 2006 and 2007, he created the marketing function within the Alliance Healthcare Division. Romestan was promoted to Group communications director in 2007 As Director of Corporate Communications, he oversees public relations, Financial communications, multimedia, internal communications and the communications of all the Alliance Boots and Alliance Healthcare businesses and countries.
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. Romestan played a significant role in the implementation of the internal and external communications strategy for the merger between the two companies. As Senior Vice President, Communications and International Affairs of Walgreens Boots Alliance, he is responsible for the implementation of the Company’s communications and international affairs strategy across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latam. This includes internal and external communications, M&A, crisis and reputational management, corporate and employer brand. Romestan leads divisional, business and brand communications for the Retail Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Wholesale Divisions, plus the Global Brands function.