Retail Pharmacy International: Wayne Beifus

Wayne Beifus has been the chief financial officer at Retail Pharmacy since August 2018.

Retail Pharmacy International’s head of finance Wayne Beifus was appointed as the company’s chief financial officer in August 2018. 

Prior to joining Retail Pharmacy International, Wayne was the CFO and FD of British American Tobacco’s various regions, including Western Europe, South Africa, Japan, Moldova, Eastern Europe, Australia, Samoa and Tonga for more than 16 years. He has also worked for Nomura Research Institute, Lloyds Bank and Charter Financial & Auditing

Wayne is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has a Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours degree and B.Com Accounting degree from UNISA. 

Work
2018 - Present    Chief Financial Officer, Retail Pharmacy International
2017 - 2018         Chief Financial Officer, Western Europe, British American Tobacco
2016 - 2017         Chief Financial Officer, Southern Africa, British American Tobacco
2010 - 2015         Chief Financial Officer, Japan, British American Tobacco
2009 - 2010         Finance Director, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, British American  Tobacco
2008 - 2009         Finance Director, South Eastern Europe, British American Tobacco
2006 - 2008         Finance Controller, Australasia, British American Tobacco
2003 - 2006         Finance Director, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, British American Tobacco
2001 - 2003         Group Reporting Manager, Australasie, British American Tobacco
1998 - 2000         Finance Controller, Europe, Nomura Research Institute
1996 - 1997         Senior Project Manager, Lloyds Bank
1992 - 1996         Senior Audit Manager, Charter Financial & Auditing SA

Education
                               Member, AICA
2000 - 2000         CA(SA), University of Southern Queensland
1995 - 1995         Hons, B.AccSc, UNISA
                              Member, SAICA
1991 - 1994         B.Com Accounting, UNISA
1986 - 1990         Matric, Northview High School

About Retail Pharmacy International: Retail Pharmacy International, a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in eight countries, each focused on helping people look and feel their best. They operate 4,767 retail stores, with a growing online presence. In Europe, they are a market leader. Their principal retail brands are Boots in the UK, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland and The Netherlands, and Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile.