McKesson taps Tyler to head Rx distribution

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SAN FRANCISCO — Brian Tyler has been promoted to president of North American pharmaceutical distribution and services at McKesson Corp.


Brian Tyler now oversees McKesson’s North American pharmaceutical distribution and related businesses.

The company also has hired Bansi Nagji to take over Tyler’s previous post as executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development.

As president of North American pharmaceutical distribution, Tyler takes on a new role created in the wake of McKesson’s acquisition of global pharmaceutical distributor Celesio.

Tyler now oversees McKesson’s North American pharmaceutical distribution and related businesses, including McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Canada, McKesson Specialty Health, and McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation. He reports to Paul Julian, executive vice president and group president at ­McKesson.

“Brian is ideally suited to take on this newly established role, given his extensive experience with most of the businesses that fall under his new area of responsibility,” McKesson chairman and chief executive officer John Hammergren said in a statement.

“In conjunction with our Celesio leadership team, Brian will lead our efforts to maximize operational excellence and facilitate collaboration across our businesses to benefit our customers and business partners,” Hammergren added.

An 18-year McKesson veteran, Tyler has served as president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Medical-Surgical and McKesson Specialty Care ­Solutions.

Meanwhile, Nagji has more than 20 years of experience working with clients on enterprise growth and innovation challenges in the life sciences and consumer sectors. He joins McKesson from Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he led the consultancy’s U.S. and global strategy practice.

Before Deloitte, he was president of Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm acquired by Deloitte in 2013. And prior to joining Monitor, he worked as a solicitor in London with one of Europe’s largest law firms.

Nagji reports to Hammergren. “Bansi brings strong international strategy experience to the McKesson executive team, along with deep innovation, leadership and marketing expertise,” Hammergren ­commented.


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