One minute with … Vineet Mehra
Interviewer: What would I be surprised to find on your desk?
Vineet Mehra: A book about pizza making.
Interviewer: Who are you?
Vineet Mehra: I’m Vineet Mehra, global chief marketing officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Interviewer: What has been the theme of your career?
Vineet Mehra: Give me the hardest problem, and let’s go and try to solve it.
Interviewer: What’s the best professional wisdom anyone’s ever given you?
Vineet Mehra: Bloom where you’re planted.
Interviewer: Which industry topic doesn’t get talked about enough?
Vineet Mehra: The role advertising and marketing has on our youth and culture.
Interviewer: Which habit have you had to break to become a more effective leader?
Vineet Mehra: I had to stop doing the work and start leading people.
Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 10 years
Vineet Mehra: Opening a pizza shop on a beach.
Interviewer: And, last question, how do you inspire the next generation of creative minds?
Vineet Mehra: Unleash them.
Give them the technology they need to be successful, and let them rip.