Nimesh Jhaveri is the divisional vice-president of health services development and innovation of Walgreens headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.
Jhaveri joined Walgreens as a pharmacy intern in 1989. After becoming a pharmacist, he managed several New Jersey stores’ pharmacy operations before being promoted to district pharmacy supervisor for New York and Southern Connecticut drugstores. He was promoted to regional director of pharmacy operations for the eastern division in 2000.
In 2003, he was named director of pharmacy systems operations and led the design of pharmacy systems and technology. Jhaveri was promoted to director of pharmacy operations optimization in 2006. He has advanced through company ranks, holding additional positions in corporate strategy, health and wellness, and human resources. Most recently, Jhaveri was the executive director of pharmacy and healthcare experience. Throughout his career, Jhaveri has led and delivered several enterprise level initiatives including VISION, Workload Balancing, Performance Management system and most recently, Project Bridge of Well Experience.
He was featured as one of the “Champions of Pharmacy” in Drug Topics’ May 2012 cover story.
Jhaveri earned an undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University and was a Rutgers Scholar. He also received an MBA in organizational behavior from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and graduated as a Hotchkiss Scholar.
He serves on the board of trustees for Rutgers University, the Dean’s Leadership Council for Rutgers University College of Pharmacy, the executive board of directors for Imerman Angels, a 1-1 cancer support organization and advisory board for the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In addition, Jhaveri chairs the medical advisory board for Rutgers University. Jhaveri is the holder of several federal patents in pharmacy for pharmacy practice and design.