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Mar 04, 2024

Walgreens hires legal chief from Ecolab

Lanesha Minnix to join the company on April 15

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Lanesha Minnix as the company’s next global chief legal officer (CLO) and executive vice president, effective April 15.

Minnix will join WBA from Ecolab, where she has been executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. She will report to WBA chief executive Tim Wentworth and oversee the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance and corporate security functions.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Minnix joined Ecolab in 2022. Before that she was senior vice president and CLO for Flowserve, leading the company’s legal, compliance and regulatory teams. She was previously senior vice president and general counsel for BMC Stock Holdings.

Lanesha Minnix
Lanesha Minnix

Earlier in her career, Minnix was vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at ABM Industries, having previously been senior legal counsel at Shell Oil Company and corporate counsel at Sprint Nextel Corporation. She began her legal career as a corporate associate at law firm K&L Gates.

Minnix is a member of the board of Advanced Energy Industries.

Wentworth says in a statement: ‘Lanesha is a widely respected leader and legal expert and we are thrilled to welcome her to WBA in this important role. 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.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...