Walgreens Boots Alliances names global chief legal officer

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Lanesha Minnix
Minnix will report to WBA CEO Tim Wentworth and serve on his Executive Committee.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed its new chief legal officer.

The pharmacy and health care services company has named Lanesha Minnix as executive VP and global chief legal officer, effective April 15. She will report to WBA CEO Tim Wentworth and serve on his executive committee, while overseeing the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance and corporate security functions.  

Minnix joins WBA from Ecolab, Inc., where she served as executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary since June of 2022. Previously, she served as senior VP and general counsel for BMC Stock Holdings. 

Earlier in her career, Minnix held roles with increasing responsibility at ABM Industries, Shell Oil Company and Sprint. She began her career as a corporate associate at the law firm of K&L Gates.

“Lanesha is a widely respected leader and legal expert, and we are thrilled to welcome her to WBA in this important role,” said Wentworth. “The healthcare and retail landscapes continue to evolve, and her legal guidance and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach beyond neighborhood pharmacies into other fast-growing areas of healthcare.”

Minnix’s hiring comes weeks after WBA appointed Mary Langowski as executive VP and president of U.S. Healthcare. Manmohan Mahajan was named executive VP and global CFO, and Elizabeth Burger has been appointed executive VP and chief human resources officer (CHRO).

“I am excited and inspired by the unique opportunity to join WBA, and its trusted and iconic brands that meet the pharmacy and healthcare needs of thousands of communities every day,” Minnix said. "I look forward to working with Tim and the Executive Committee, as well as other leaders across the global legal function and the organization more broadly, to advance WBA’s business objectives, deliver sustainable value for stakeholders and position the company for long-term success.”

With approximately 12,500 locations across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, WBA operates Walgreens, Boots, Duane Reade, the No7 Beauty Company and Benavides in Mexico.

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