Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy
Neela Montgomery is Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy, with oversight of the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States.
Prior to coming to CVS Health, Neela was CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings, a global home furnishings retailer that includes Crate & Barrel, CB2 and Hudson Grace. She oversaw all aspects of the company and led a progressive growth strategy by developing tools, culture and relationships with retailers, manufacturers and tech to propel the heritage brand into the future of retail. By the end of her tenure, the business was realizing 50% of its sales from ecommerce.
Before 2017, she was on the executive board of Otto Group, responsible for retail and brands and Executive Chairwoman across five operating companies, including Crate & Barrel. Earlier in her career she spent 12 years at Tesco PLC in various leadership roles in strategy, international, merchandising, eCommerce and grocery retail. During her time at Tesco, she rose to oversee the General Merchandise division for the UK business and sat on the UK Board of Directors.
Neela studied English Literature at Oxford University and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore. She is a member of the 2020 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Institute, which challenges entrepreneurial leaders to build a better society.
Since 2017 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Logitech and serves on its Audit committee. Neela also serves on the Board of Directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).