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Helena Foulkes was appointed CEO of HBC in February 2018. Foulkes is responsible for HBC’s global strategy and operations for all banners, overseeing more than 66,000 associates worldwide.
Prior to joining HBC, Foulkes was Executive Vice President of CVS Health and President of CVS Pharmacy, a position she held since January 2014, where she led the strategic vision as well as the operations for all aspects of the company’s retail business, including its nearly 9,700 retail stores, 20 distribution centers and e-commerce sites, as well as merchandising, supply chain, marketing and real estate. She was also a principal architect of the company’s move to become a recognized leader in healthcare.
Over the course of her more than 25 years with CVS, Foulkes played an important leadership role in growing the company to the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. She also helped lead CVS’s decision to discontinue sales of tobacco products and the creation of CVS digital, which is now used by 48 million consumers to fill prescriptions.
Prior to joining CVS in 1992, Foulkes worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Tiffany & Co. She has received numerous professional honors, including being named to Fortune’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Business, as well as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list. Foulkes serves on the boards of The Home Depot and the Harvard University Board of Overseers.
Foulkes received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.