February 25, 2020 / 11:33 AM / a month ago

Thomson Reuters names former Nielsen president Hasker as CEO

NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday it had appointed former Nielsen Holdings Plc president Steve Hasker as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Jim Smith.

Hasker, most recently a top executive at Hollywood talent agency CAA, will assume his new role on March 15, Thomson Reuters said. Smith, a former journalist who oversaw a period of major change at the company, will stay on for a transition period through 2020 and become chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Stephane Bello, Chief Financial Officer, will also step down from his role and will be succeeded by Mike Eastwood, current Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance. Bello will oversee strategy and business development into 2021, the company said.

Writing by Nick Zieminski, Kenneth Li and Jessica DiNapoli in New York, editing by Edward Tobin

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