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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Attwood

56 2015 Chairman of the Board

Mitch Barns

51 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rick Kash

72 2012 Vice Chairperson

Jamere Jackson

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer

John Lewis

57 2014 Global President

John Tavolieri

President - Global Operations

Steve Hasker

45 2015 Global President and Chief Operating Officer

Mary Finn

54 2011 Chief Human Resources Officer

James Powell

2015 Chief Technology Officer

Eric Dale

2015 Chief Legal Officer

Lauren Zalaznick

2016 Director

David Calhoun

58 2015 Non-Executive Director

Karen Hoguet

59 2011 Non-Executive Director

James Kilts

68 2014 Non-Executive Director

Harish Manwani

63 2015 Non-Executive Director

Kathryn Marinello

59 2014 Non-Executive Director

Robert Pozen

70 2011 Non-Executive Director

Vivek Ranadive

57 2012 Non-Executive Director

Javier Teruel

65 2011 Non-Executive Director

Kate Vanek

2013 Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

James Attwood

Mr. James A. Attwood is Chairman of the Board of the company. He has been a director of Nielsen since June 2006. He is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and Head of the Global Telecommunications, Media, and Technology 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.

Mitch Barns

Mr. Mitch Barns serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company., effective October 31, 2014, He was appointed to this role in January 2014. Since joining Nielsen in 1997, Mitch has lived and worked on three continents and has held leadership roles across all major parts of Nielsen’s business. Throughout 2013, Mitch served as President, Global Client Service, leading the efforts of Nielsen’s client service organization worldwide. Before that, Mitch was President of Nielsen’s U.S. Media business from 2011-2013, where he oversaw the development of its analytics practice, guided the integration of its TV and Digital groups, and helped transform the unit’s client service model to focus on driving performance improvement and value for Nielsen’s clients. From 2008-2011, Mitch served as President of Nielsen’s Greater China business where he led its transition to a fast-growing, standalone region. In the early 2000s, he was President of Nielsen’s BASES and Analytic Consulting businesses, which have since become the core of the company’s growing analytics business. He first joined the company as part of Nielsen BASES, where he held various senior positions in the U.S. and Europe. He began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he spent 12 years in marketing research and brand management.

Rick Kash

Mr. Rick Kash is Vice Chairperson of the company. Since January 2012, Rick was Chairman of The Cambridge Group, a part of Nielsen and one of the world’s preeminent growth strategy consulting firms. Rick was also the founder of the firm. Rick is the co-author (with former Nielsen CEO David Calhoun) of How Companies Win and is the author of The New Law of Demand and Supply: The Revolutionary New Demand Strategy for Faster Growth and Higher Profits. Prior to founding The Cambridge Group, Rick co-founded Nielsen’s micro-marketing supermarket and mass merchandiser information system used by more than 90% of consumer packaged goods marketers. Rick is a member of the U.S. Senate Business Forum, a group of 36 businesspeople selected by U.S. senators. The group meets with Senators and Cabinet members on a quarterly basis to provide independent views on national matters affecting the economy and U.S. business performance. Rick serves on a number of community and business boards and speaks frequently to business groups on the subject of business growth. He is the past president of the Better Boys and Girls Foundation and The Huff Scholarship Foundation for underprivileged children. Along with John Mackey and Jack Kemp, he founded the NFL Players Awards Dinner, which has raised $27,000,000 for underprivileged children. For the past 18 years, Rick has actively participated in funding cancer research in the U.S., as well as in Europe and Japan. He serves as the Chairman of Genus Oncology, a research partnership with Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute. A native of Chicago, Rick is a graduate of DePaul University.

Jamere Jackson

Mr. Jamere Jackson serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company, effective March 10, 2014. Prior to joining Nielsen, Jamere spent over nine years at GE where he held CFO roles in GE Corporate, GE Aviation, and GE Oil & Gas. Prior to joining GE, Jamere held several roles in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning at PepsiCo, First Data Corporation, Total System Services and Procter & Gamble. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

John Lewis

Mr. John Lewis is Global President of the company. Since August 2014, responsible for the global fast moving consumer goods vertical. Previously, John was President, Americas with responsibility for leading Nielsen’s Watch and Buy growth strategy in Latin America as well as managing the business performance and strategic direction of Nielsen Buy in the United States and Canada. From 2006 to 2013, John led Nielsen’s North America Buy business, where he oversaw a number of strategic acquisitions to build Nielsen’s analytic and insights capabilities, integrated Watch and Buy offerings across the client base, and championed the global growth of Nielsen’s major CPG clients in North America. From 1994 to 1999, John also served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, ACNielsen USA. During this tenure, he improved the marketing function, accelerated product development, helped restore ACNielsen's competitive leadership position and successfully launched new products. Between these two roles, John was President and CEO of Knowledge Networks, a venture-backed marketing information company. Knowledge Networks is a leader in the online marketing survey research space. John led the company from start-up to a growing leader in this segment of the industry. Prior to Knowledge Networks, John ran another venture-backed start-up as President and CEO of SMS Technology, an innovative provider of packaging to the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Earlier in his career, John was one of the first employees of The NutraSweet Company, where he held a number of executive positions including General Manager of the Consumer Products Division and Chief Marketing Officer. John holds a Masters of business administration degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in political science from Princeton University.

John Tavolieri

Mr. John Tavolieri is President - Global Operations of the company. Previously, John was Nielsen’s commercial leader in Western Europe. In this role, he led our commercial engagement across sixteen countries with a focus on helping our clients measure outcomes and drive improvement in their business performance. He began his career with Nielsen Canada in 1992 in commercial client leadership roles before advancing to Vice President, Retailer Services for Nielsen Canada where he lead all retailer relationships. John left Nielsen from 2003 to 2007 for a senior leadership role with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food retailer, before returning in 2007 as Chief Marketing Officer Europe and Group Managing Director Benelux. John graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada and holds dual citizenship in Canada and Italy.

Steve Hasker

Mr. Steve Hasker is Global President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. He was appointed to this role in December 2015. He oversees all of Nielsen’s commercial and product related activities globally for both the media and consumer businesses. During his tenure at Nielsen, Steve has overseen the introduction of Total Audience measurement and the development of Nielsen's marketing effectiveness solutions. Steve joined Nielsen in 2009 from McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in McKinsey’s Global Media, Entertainment and Information practice. In this role, Steve was responsible for serving clients on issues of strategy, growth and innovation in television, syndicated information, filmed entertainment, sports and digital advertising. He joined McKinsey in 1998 and spent three years on the Partner Election Committee at the firm. Prior to McKinsey, Steve spent five years in several financial roles in the U.S., Russia and Australia. Steve lectures regularly at Columbia University and NYU. His research into the influence of social networks on consumer behavior in media has been published in the Harvard Business Review. His writings on digital business models and marketing have been featured in the McKinsey Quarterly. Steve sits on the boards of Global Eagle Entertainment (Nasdaq) and Appen Limited (ASX). He is also a board member of the International Radio and Television Society and the Center for Communications, and a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Steve holds an undergraduate economics degree from the University of Melbourne and has an MBA and a Masters in International Affairs, both with honors, from Columbia University.

Mary Finn

Ms. Mary Liz Finn is Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. Since February 2011, Mary Liz is responsible for Nielsen’s Human Resources strategy and processes in more than 100 countries. Prior to this role, Mary Liz was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Nielsen’s North America Consumer unit, where she was instrumental in helping the North America Consumer team accelerate the development of its talent, bring more value to clients, and build a stronger business. Mary Liz joined Nielsen in 2007 as the leader of Global Talent Development. In that role, Mary Liz and her team successfully developed a robust, diverse leadership pipeline, facilitated a culture of change, implemented skills training for evolving business needs, and drove a performance culture with supporting processes that reinforced Nielsen values. Before Nielsen, Mary Liz spent 26 years at General Electric (GE). She began her GE career at GE Plastics as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP) in 1982, and also graduated from the Human Resource Leadership Program (HRLP). During her career at GE, Mary Liz held a number of HR roles with increasing responsibility, including HR leader for due diligence of the Greenwich Air acquisition; HR leader for the Commercial Engine Operation, Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation; Leader of a new Learning Centre for GE Transportation; and Recruiting CoE leader for GE Infrastructure, a group of key GE businesses with revenues of $45 billion dollars. Mary Liz is a 1982 graduate of Siena College, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance.

James Powell

Mr. James T. Powell is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He joined Nielsen in this role in July 2015. Immediately prior to joining Nielsen, James was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Thomson Reuters, where he was responsible for all technology including scale shared services, shared information platforms, enterprise architecture and governance. In his seven years with Thomson Reuters, James served in a number of technology leadership roles, including Chief Technology Officer, Markets Division and Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise. His career includes leadership positions in technology and data with Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group, Reuters Group and TIBCO Finance Technology. He began his career with Teknekron Software Systems. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Industrial Robotics from Imperial College in London.

Eric Dale

Mr. Eric J. Dale is Chief Legal Officer of the company. He serves as the Chief Legal Officer of Nielsen, overseeing legal affairs, including intellectual property, litigation, transactions and risk management. Eric began this role in August 2015. Prior to joining Nielsen, Eric was a partner at Robinson+Cole. There, he led the firm's Strategic Planning Committee and Business Transactions Group, representing business clients in financing, mergers and acquisitions, and operational transactions, as well as organizational, governance, and regulatory matters. He has experience representing entrepreneurs and fast-growth companies, pooled investment funds and companies and executives in employment matters. Eric has previous experience working with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and served as general counsel to a technology company. He graduated with honors after studying economics at Clark University and earned his J.D. cum laude from New York Law School. Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankwell Financial Group (NASD: BWFG). He Chairs its Governance and Nominating Committee, and serves on its Audit, ALCO and Strategic Planning Committees.

Lauren Zalaznick

Ms. Lauren Zalaznick is Director of the Company. From 2004 through December 2013, Ms. Zalaznick held various roles of increasing responsibility within NBCUniversal. From December 2010 until February 2013, she was the Chairman, Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media where she had responsibility for the Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Telemundo and Mun2 networks and ran its digital portfolio. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal until departing the company in December 2013. Ms. Zalaznick is currently a member of the boards of directors of Shazam Entertainment (since April 2014) and Penguin Random House (since May 2014). She is a senior advisor to various content and tech start-ups including Refinery29, Atlas Obscura and Medium.com. Ms. Zalaznick is a trustee of the Corporation of Brown University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

David Calhoun

Mr. David L. Calhoun is Non-Executive Director of the company. He is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of Blackstone and a Member of Blackstone’s Management and Executive Committees. Prior to joining Blackstone in the beginning of 2014, Mr. Calhoun served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen from September 2006 to December 2013 and also as Executive Chairman of the Board from January 2014 to December 2015. He oversaw the transformation of Nielsen from a private company to a publicly traded corporation listed on the S&P 500. Calhoun's leadership was marked by a new vision, new values and a big commitment to develop Nielsen as an Academy Company. Prior to joining Nielsen, he served as Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and President and CEO of GE Infrastructure. During his 26-year tenure at GE, he ran multiple business units, including GE Transportation, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Employers Reinsurance Corporation, GE Lighting and GE Transportation Systems. Mr. Calhoun is a member of the boards of directors of The Boeing Company and Caterpillar Inc. He was also appointed Non-Executive Chairman of privately-owned Gates Global effective July 2014. He was a member of the board of directors of Medtronic Inc. from 2007 to 2012.

Karen Hoguet

Ms. Karen M. Hoguet is Non-Executive Director of the company. She 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.

James Kilts

Mr. James Marshall Kilts is Non-Executive Director of the company. He has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since November 23, 2006 and served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. from May 21, 2009 to January 1, 2014. Mr. Kilts is a founding partner of Centerview Capital. Prior to joining Centerview Capital, Mr. Kilts was Vice Chairman of the Board, 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 Board of Directors of MetLife, MeadWestvaco and Pfizer. 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 is Non-Executive Director of the company. Since January 22, 2015, Harish Manwani was elected as a member of the Board of Directors. 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 Non-Executive Director of the company. She 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.

Robert Pozen

Mr. Robert Charles Pozen is Non-Executive Director of the company. He has also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of TNC B.V. since May 1, 2010. Effective July 1, 2010, Mr. Pozen is Chairman Emeritus of MFS Investment Management. Prior to that, he was Chairman of MFS Investment Management since February 2004 and 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; Vice Chairman of Fidelity Investments and President of Fidelity Management & Research and was the chairman of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting. He is currently a director of Medtronic, Inc. and was a director of BCE, Inc. until February 2009. He is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, an advisor to Grelesis, a private biotech company, a trustee of the MFS group of mutual funds and a director of the Commonwealth Fund and the Harvard Neuro-Discovery Center.

Vivek Ranadive

Mr. Vivek Y. Ranadive is Non-Executive Director of the company., since July 26, 2012. He has served on the Supervisory Board since August 1, 2012. Since its inception in 1997, Mr. Ranadivé has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TIBCO Software Inc. Mr. Ranadivé founded Teknekron Software Systems, Inc., the predecessor to TIBCO Software, 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.

Javier Teruel

Mr. Javier G. Teruel is Non-Executive Director of the company. He 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; Director of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2010; Director of Starbucks Corporation and a Director of JCPenney since 2008.

Kate Vanek

Ms. Kate White Vanek serves as the Senior Vice President - Investor Relations of the company., 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.