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WBA names Minnix EVP and global chief legal officer

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WBA names Minnix EVP and global chief legal officer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Lanesha Minnix the company’s executive vice president (EVP) and global chief legal officer. Minnix, most recently EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary for Ecolab, Inc., will assume her new role with WBA on April 15.

Lanesha Minnix

Lanesha Minnix

Minnix, who will report to WBA CEO Tim Wentworth and serve on his Executive Committee, will oversee the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance and corporate security functions.

“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.”

“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.”

Prior to joining Ecolab, Minnix served as senior vice president and chief legal officer for Flowserve, leading the company’s legal, compliance and regulatory teams. Previously, she served as senior vice president 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. Read her full bio here.

Minnix is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and holds a juris doctor and an MBA from the University of Tulsa, as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Louis University.

Her appointment follows several key leadership announcements for WBA and completes Wentworth’s Executive Committee. Earlier this month, the company announced the appointment of Manmohan Mahajan as EVP and global chief financial officer, Elizabeth Burger as EVP and chief human resources officer and Mary Langowski as EVP and president, U.S. Healthcare.


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