Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor
Licensed to practice law in England, Wales, Ireland, and EU, and a licensed U.S. Attorney admitted to New York Bar.
Northumbria University (England) 1995
Post Grad Diploma, legal practice
Northumbria University, 1994
LLB (Hons), Law
Louise Pentland serves on PayPal’s Senior Leadership Team as a counselor and senior advisor, supporting the company’s executive team and Board on key strategic priorities. From 2015 through 2021, Louise served as PayPal’s Executive Vice President, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, a role in which she oversaw the company’s global Legal, Corporate Affairs and Board functions, as well as matters relating to PayPal’s Environmental, Social and Governance strategy and impact. From 2019 through mid-2021, Louise also led the company’s Human Resources function.
Having spent 20 years as a senior executive at innovative global technology companies, Louise brings a global understanding of business, law, HR, leadership, innovation and culture to her role on PayPal’s Senior Leadership Team. Before joining PayPal, Louise served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Nokia Corporation where she managed a team of more than 400 lawyers, IP experts, government relations professionals and support staff working in more than 30 countries.
Ms. Pentland has been a member of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley’s board since 2016, and Hitachi Ltd’s board of directors since 2015. She served a two-year term on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s board from 2018 to 2020 and was a board member of Nokia Siemens Networks from 2012 to 2014.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Ms. Pentland is a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company and serves on the Governance and Nominating and Audit Committees.