Wanji Walcott

Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer



Economic Club of Chicago
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Botanic Garden
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Frederick Gunn School Board of Trustees
The Women's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago


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Wanji Walcott is the Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer at Pinterest and is responsible for leading Legal, Compliance, Public Affairs & Policy, Philanthropy, ESG and Community Operations.

As an experienced senior executive, Wanji advises the senior leadership and the board of directors and has extensive experience with corporate governance, fintech, technology & innovation, compliance, government relations, investigations, M&A, talent management, and diversity.  Prior to joining Pinterest, Wanji service as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer at Discover Financial Services. Wanji also served as Senior Vice President, general Counsel at PayPal and has also held positions at American Express, Lockheed Martin IMS Corporation and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

She is on the board of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.  Wanji also serves on the Frederick Gunn School board of trustees and on the Women’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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