People: Nielsen NV (NLSN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Calhoun

57 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

Dwight Barns

50 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Arvin Kash

71 2012 Vice Chairperson

Jamere Jackson

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Hasker

44 2013 President - Global Product Leadership

Brian West

44 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Mary Finn

53 2011 Chief Human Resources Officer

Katie Burke

2014 Executive Vice President - Marketing and Communications

Itzhak Fisher

58 2011 Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Charlton

52 2010 Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

Kate Vanek

2013 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

James Cuminale

61 2011 Chief Legal Officer

Benjamin Hayes

2014 Chief Privacy Officer

D. Sangeeta

2014 Chief Diversity Officer

James Kilts

66 2014 Director

Harish Manwani

62 2015 Director

Kathryn Marinello

57 2014 Director

James Attwood

56 2006 Non-Executive Director

Alexander Navab

48 2006 Non-Executive Director

Vivek Ranadive

56 2012 Independent Director

Karen Hoguet

57 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Pozen

69 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Javier Teruel

64 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Calhoun

Mr. David L. Calhoun serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Nielsen NV., effective January 1, 2014. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Calhoun has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen since May 2010 and a director of Nielsen since its initial public offering in January 2011 (the “IPO”). Mr. Calhoun also serves as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of TNC B.V., a position he has held since September 2006. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Calhoun was a Vice Chairman of the General Electric Company and President and CEO of GE Infrastructure, the of GE’s six business segments and comprised of Aviation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Water & Process Technologies, as well as GE’s Commercial Aviation Services and Energy Financial Services businesses. From 2003 until becoming a Vice Chairman of GE and President and CEO of GE Infrastructure in 2005, Mr. Calhoun served as President and CEO of GE Transportation, which is made up of GE’s Aircraft Engines and Rail businesses. Prior to joining Aircraft Engines in July 2000, Mr. Calhoun served as President and CEO of Employers Reinsurance Corporation from 1999 to 2000; President and CEO of GE Lighting from 1997 to 1999; and President and CEO of GE Transportation Systems from 1995 to 1997. From 1994 to 1995, he served as President of GE Plastics for the Pacific region. Mr. Calhoun joined GE upon graduation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1979. Mr. Calhoun serves on the boards of directors of The Boeing Company and Caterpillar Inc.

Dwight Barns

Mr. Dwight Mitch Barns serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nielsen N.V., effective October 31, 2014, He has been the Company’s President, Global Client Service since February 2013. His prior roles with the Company include President of the U.S. Watch business from June 2011 until February 2013, President, Greater China from January 2008 until June 2011, President of Consumer Panel Services from March 2007 until January 2008 and President of the BASES and Analytic Consulting units from July 2004 through February 2007. He joined the Company in March 1997 after 12 years with The Procter & Gamble Company. He is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Arvin Kash

Mr. Arvin Kash is Vice Chairperson of Nielsen NV., since January 2012. Mr. Kash is the founder of The Cambridge Group, a growth strategy consulting firm, which became a subsidiary of Nielsen in March 2009. He served as its Chairman from December 2010 until December 2011 and prior to that was its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kash is a member of the Washington Business Forum and serves on the board of directors of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of DePaul University.

Jamere Jackson

Mr. Jamere Jackson serves as Chief Financial Officer of Nielsen NV, effective March 10, 2014. Prior to joining Nielsen, he was the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of GE Oil & Gas — Drilling & Surface. He joined GE in 2004 and held a variety of leadership roles in GE Corporate and GE Aviation before joining GE Oil & Gas. In 2013, he was named a GE Vice President and Company Officer. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Jackson held several roles in finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning at Proctor & Gamble, Yum Brands (Pizza Hut), First Data Corporation and Total System Services. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Stephen Hasker

Mr. Stephen Hasker is President - Global Product Leadership of Nielsen N.V., since February 2013. Mr. Hasker joined Nielsen in November 2009 and served as President, Global Media Products and Advertiser Solutions until February 2013 where he led Nielsen’s TV and digital audience measurement, advertising effectiveness and social media solutions. Mr. Hasker was at McKinsey & Company from July 1998 through October 2009, and served as a partner of the firm in the Global Media, Entertainment and Information practice. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Hasker spent five years in several financial roles in the U.S., Russia and Australia. Mr. Hasker holds an undergraduate economics degree from the University of Melbourne, has an MBA and a Masters in International Affairs both with honors from Columbia University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Brian West

Mr. Brian J. West serves as Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen NV, effective March 10, 2014. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective March 10, 2014. Mr. West also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of TNC B.V., a position he has held since February 2007. Prior to joining Nielsen, he was employed by the General Electric Company as the Chief Financial Officer of its GE Aviation division from June 2005. Prior to that, Mr. West held several senior financial management positions within the GE organization, including Chief Financial Officer of its GE Engine Services division, from March 2004, Chief Financial Officer of GE Plastics Lexan, from November 2002, and Chief Financial Officer of its NBC TV Stations division. Mr. West is a veteran of GE’s financial management program and spent more than 16 years with GE. Mr. West is a 1991 graduate from Siena College with a degree in Finance and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Mary Finn

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Finn is Chief Human Resources Officer of Nielsen NV., since March 2011. Ms. Finn also serves as Chief Human Resources Officer of TNC B.V., a position she has held since March 2011. Ms. Finn joined Nielsen in October 2007 as Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Global Leadership Development and in February 2010 was named Senior Vice President – Human Resources for the North America Buy business. Prior to Nielsen, Ms. Finn spent 26 years at GE principally in human resource positions. She is a 1982 graduate of Siena College, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Katie Burke

Ms. Katie Burke is the Executive Vice President - Marketing and Communications of Nielsen N.V. She brings nearly 20 years of experience to Nielsen, most recently serving as the global chair of Public Affairs at Edelman, the world's leading public relations firm. Prior to Edelman, Burke held several major roles in U.S. politics, including director of television news in the White House. She also served as communications director for major U.S. political campaigns, including the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's successful re-election campaign in California. A graduate of Skidmore College, Burke received her Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the advisory board for the Masters in Communications program at Sacred Heart University, where she is also a guest lecturer.

Itzhak Fisher

Mr. Itzhak Fisher is an Executive Vice President of Nielsen NV., since January 2011. He also serves as Executive Vice President of TNC B.V. with a similar focus. He also serves as Chairman of Pereg Ventures Fund I L.P., a limited partnership focused on investments primarily in marketing, media and advertising related to early stage technology innovations and in which Nielsen has committed to make an investment (for more information, see “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions – Investment in the Pereg Fund”). Until January 2011, Mr. Fisher served as the Executive Vice President, Global Product Leadership of TNC B.V. and had overall responsibility for Nielsen’s Online, Telecom, IAG, Claritas and Entertainment businesses as well as Global Measurement Science, positions he has held since November 2008. Prior to this role, Mr. Fisher served as Executive Chairman of Nielsen Online. Prior to joining Nielsen in 2007, Mr. Fisher was an entrepreneur in high-technology businesses. He was co-founder and chairman of Trendum, internet search and linguistic analysis technologies and oversaw Trendum’s 2005 acquisition of BuzzMetrics, online word-of-mouth research, and Trendum’s 2006 acquisition of Intelliseek. Mr. Fisher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the New York Institute of Technology and pursued advanced studies in computer science at New York University.

Jeffrey Charlton

Mr. Jeffrey R. Charlton is Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller of Nielsen NV., since May 2010. Mr. Charlton also serves as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of TNC B.V., a position he has held since June 2009. Previously, Mr. Charlton had served as Nielsen’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Audit since joining the Company in November 2007. Prior to joining Nielsen, he spent 11 years with the General Electric Company in senior financial management positions, including Senior Vice President Corporate Finance and Controller of NBC Universal. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Charlton was employed by PepsiCo and began his career in 1983 with the public accounting firm of KPMG.

Kate Vanek

Ms. Kate White Vanek serves as the Senior Vice President - Investor Relations of Nielsen N.V., effective July 8, 2013. She joined Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) in 2008 and managed all aspects of investor and government relations since 2009, including the merger of The Stanley Works and Black & Decker. While at Stanley Black & Decker. Previously, Vanek held positions with Bear, Stearns and Co. and Thompson Financial. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Richmond.

James Cuminale

Mr. James W. Cuminale, J.D., is Chief Legal Officer of Nielsen NV., since January 2011. Mr. Cuminale also serves as the Chief Legal Officer of TNC B.V., a position he has held since November 2006. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Cuminale served for over ten years as the Executive Vice President – Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of PanAmSat Corporation and PanAmSat Holding Corporation. In this role, Mr. Cuminale managed PanAmSat’s legal and regulatory affairs and its ongoing acquisitions and divestitures.

Benjamin Hayes

Benjamin Hayes has been appointed as Chief Privacy Officer of Nielsen N.V.., effecftive Sep 10, 2014. Hayes will oversee Nielsen's global privacy program, building upon Nielsen's current privacy best practices. Hayes joins Nielsen from Accenture LLP, where he spent eight years as the NORTH AMERICA Data Privacy Lead. He launched global programs including Accenture's incident response program, its Client Data Protection program and its implementation of Data Loss Prevention software. He also designed Accenture's approach to managing privacy requirements in cloud computing. He was responsible for providing subject-matter expertise on privacy laws and practice, collaborating with technologists to embed privacy legal requirements into IT systems, software and business processes and driving internal privacy compliance. Hayes holds a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. He also studied European Community law at Oxford University (St. Anne's College) and the University of Amsterdam.

D. Sangeeta

Dr. D. Sangeeta is Chief Diversity Officer of Nielsen NV. Since joining Nielsen in 2008, Sangeeta has held a number of senior positions, including Client Service Executive for Global Business Services, North America Buy and Chief Business Process Improvement Officer. Prior to joining Nielsen, Sangeeta spent more than 18 years at General Electric and Battelle in a variety of leadership roles spanning global operations, risk management, marketing, acquisitions, business process improvement, and research. During her 14 years at GE, she received 26 patents for her research, some of which are still integrated across GE businesses. Sangeeta received a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from the University of Illinois.

James Kilts

Mr. James M. Kilts is Director of Nielsen NV, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Kilts has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since November 23, 2006 and has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since May 21, 2009. Mr. Kilts is a founding partner of Centerview Capital, whose affiliates invest in the Company and its majority shareholder, Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.à r.l. Prior to joining Centerview Capital, Mr. Kilts was Vice Chairman of the Board of The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Kilts was formerly Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Gillette Company before the company’s merger with Procter & Gamble in October 2005. Prior to Gillette, Mr. Kilts had served at different times as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nabisco, Executive Vice President of the Worldwide Food Group of Philip Morris, President of Kraft USA and Oscar Mayer, President of Kraft Limited in Canada, and Senior Vice President of Kraft International. A graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Mr. Kilts earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Kilts is currently a member of the boards of directors of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., MeadWestvaco Corporation and Pfizer Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College. Mr. Kilts serves on the Board of Trustees of Knox College and the University of Chicago and is a member of the Advisory Council of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish Manwani has been appointed as Director of Nielsen N.V., effective January 22, 2015. Mr. Manwani retired from Unilever, a leading global consumer products company, at the end of 2014, where he served as Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. Mr. Manwani joined Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in 1976, becoming a member of the HUL board in 1995, and since that time held positions of increasing responsibility in Unilever which gave him wide ranging international marketing and general management experience. Mr. Manwani is a director of Qualcomm Incorporated since May 2014, Pearson plc since October 2013 and Whirlpool Corporation since August 2011. He is also the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited since July 2005. He previously served as a director of ING Group from April 2008 to April 2010. He is a director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore since February 2013 and the Indian School of Business since April 2006. Mr. Manwani holds a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Statistics and a Master’s degree in Management Studies, both from Mumbai University in India. He has also attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Kathryn Marinello

Ms. Kathryn V. Marinello is Director of Nielsen N.V., effective October 31, 2014. Ms. Marinello has been a member of the Board of Directors of General Motors Company since July 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors of AB Volvo since April 2014. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation from 2007 to 2009. In March 2014, Ms. Marinello rejoined Ares Management LLC, a global asset manager, as Senior Advisor. She had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stream Global Services, Inc., a global business process outsource service provider specializing in customer relationship management for Fortune 1,000 companies, from August 2010 through March 2014. Ms. Marinello served as senior advisor and consultant at Providence Equity Partners LLC, a private equity firm, and Ares Management LLC from June to August 2010. She served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ceridian Corporation, a human resources outsourcing company, from December 2007 to January 2010; and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Ceridian, Ms. Marinello spent 10 years at General Electric Company (“GE”), and served in a variety of senior roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Fleet Services, a division of GE, from 2002 to 2006.

James Attwood

Mr. James A. Attwood is Non-Executive Director of Nielsen NV., since June 2006. Mr. Attwood has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since July 28, 2006. Mr. Attwood is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and Head of the Global Telecommunications and Media Group. Prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 2000, Mr. Attwood was with Verizon Communications, Inc. and GTE Corporation. Prior to GTE, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Attwood serves as a member of the boards of directors of Syniverse Holdings, Inc., Getty Images and CoreSite Realty Corporation. Mr. Attwood graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in applied mathematics and an M.A. in statistics and received both J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.

Alexander Navab

Mr. Alexander Navab, Jr., is Non-Executive Director of Nielsen NV., since June 2006. Mr. Navab has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since June 13, 2006. Since October 2009, Mr. Navab has been a member of KKR Management LLC, the general partner of KKR & Co. L.P. (prior to that, he was a member of KKR & Co. L.L.C., the general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.), where he is co-head of North American Private Equity and heads the Media and Communications Industry Team. Prior to joining KKR in 1993, Mr. Navab was with James D. Wolfensohn Incorporated and prior to that he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Navab is currently a director of Visant and Weld North. Mr. Navab received a B.A. with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia College and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Vivek Ranadive

Mr. Vivek Y. Ranadive is the Independent Director of Nielsen N.V., since July 26, 2012. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TIBCO Software Inc. (“TIBCO”) since its inception in 1997. Mr. Ranadivé founded Teknekron Software Systems, Inc., TIBCO’s predecessor, in 1985. Prior to founding TIBCO, Mr. Ranadivé was president and founder of a UNIX consulting company. Previously, he held management and engineering positions with Ford Motor Company, M/A-Com Linkabit and Fortune Systems. Mr. Ranadivé is a frequent presenter on such topics as the future of integration, enabling real-time business and unleashing the power of information across enterprises to become more competitive. Mr. Ranadivé earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He received both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Karen Hoguet

Ms. Karen M. Hoguet is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen NV. Ms. Hoguet has also served as a member of The Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since November 18, 2010. She has been the Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s Inc. since February 2009; she previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s from June 2005 to February 2009. Ms. Hoguet served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s from October 1997 to June 2005. Ms. Hoguet graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Robert Pozen

Mr. Robert Charles Pozen is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen NV. Mr. Pozen has been a director of Nielsen since the IPO. Mr. Pozen has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since May 1, 2010. From July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011, he was Chairman Emeritus of MFS Investment Management. Prior to that, he was Chairman of MFS Investment Management since February 2004. He previously was Secretary of Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2003. Mr. Pozen was also the John Olin Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School from 2002-2004 and the chairman of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting from 2007-2008. From 1987 through 2001, Mr. Pozen worked for Fidelity Investments in various jobs, serving as President of Fidelity Management and Research Co. from 1997 through 2001. He is currently a director of Medtronic, Inc., a director of AMC, a subsidiary of the International Finance Corporation, and he was a director of BCE, Inc. until February 2009. He is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, an advisor to Immune Excite, a private biotech company, and a trustee of the Commonwealth Fund.

Javier Teruel

Mr. Javier G. Teruel is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen NV., since January 2011. Mr. Teruel has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since August 13, 2010. He is a Partner of Spectron Desarrollo, SC, an investment management and consulting firm; Retired Vice Chairman (2004 to 2007) of Colgate-Palmolive Company (consumer products), with which he served in positions of increasing importance since 1971, including as Executive Vice President responsible for Asia, Central Europe, Africa and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, as Vice President of Body Care in Global Business Development in New York, as President and General Manager of Colgate-Mexico, as President of Colgate-Europe, and as Chief Growth Officer responsible for the company’s growth functions. He has served as a director of Starbucks Corporation since 2005 and JCPenney since 2008. He served as a director of the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2010.

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