People: Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN.N)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. David L. Calhoun has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, 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.
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