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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NLSN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Attwood

61 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Kenny

57 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Anderson

69 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Nancy Phillips

51 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Giovanni Tavolieri

49 2017 Chief Technology and Operations Officer

George Callard

55 2019 Chief Legal Officer

Guerrino De Luca

66 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Karen Hoguet

62 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Harish Manwani

65 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Pozen

72 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Rawlinson

43 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Javier Teruel

68 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lauren Zalaznick

56 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Attwood

Mr. James A. Attwood Jr. is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Mr. Attwood has served on Nielsen’s Board since 2006 and has served as Chairman of the Board since January 1, 2016. He served as Lead Independent Director of the Board from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Beginning on July 26, 2018, Mr. Attwood assumed the title of Executive Chairman on an interim basis to lead the Board’s search process to identify a new Chief Executive Officer as well as to oversee the Board’s strategic review. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Attwood remains an independent member of Nielsen’s Board. He is not a Nielsen employee and has no day-to-day responsibilities for the Company’s business. Mr. Attwood is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and the former 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 Corporation, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co.

David Kenny

Mr. David W. Kenny is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company December 3, 2018. Prior to that time, Mr. Kenny served as Senior Vice President of Cognitive Solutions at IBM, joining IBM in January 2016, after its acquisition of The Weather Company’s Product and Technology Business. Previously, from January 2012 until 2016, Mr. Kenny served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company. Prior to The Weather Company, Mr. Kenny was President of Akamai, the cloud service provider, and the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the digital marketing agency Digitas, which was a Nasdaq listed company before its sale to Publicis Groupe in 2007. Mr. Kenny began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company, where he rose to the Partner level. Mr. Kenny serves on the Board of Directors of Teach for America.

David Anderson

Mr. David John Anderson is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Anderson was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from December 2016 to August 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Anderson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell International from 2003 to 2014. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Industries, as well as Newport News Shipbuilding. Previously, he held senior financial positions with RJR Nabisco and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Anderson serves on the board of directors of American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Nancy Phillips

Ms. Nancy R. Phillips is the Chief Human Resource Officer of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Prior to joining Nielsen, Ms. Phillips was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Broadcom Corporation from September 2014 until April 2016. From February 2010 to June 2014, Ms. Phillips held the position of SVP Human Resources for the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Enterprise Services. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Company, from April 2008 to February 2010, Ms. Phillips was employed by Fifth Third Bancorp as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Phillips spent 11 years at General Electric Company, holding various human resources positions. Ms. Phillips started as an attorney-at-law and began her career in legal practice from 1993-1997.

Giovanni Tavolieri

Mr. Giovanni Tavolieri is Chief Technology & Operations Officer of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Mr. Tavolieri is the Global President, Operations of the company. Prior to his current role, Mr. Tavolieri was in various leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Nielsen since April 2007, including, most recently, Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Tavolieri began his career in 1992 with Nielsen Canada in commercial roles working with manufacturer and retail clients and left Nielsen in 2003 for a senior leadership role with Loblaw Companies Limited. Mr. Tavolieri rejoined Nielsen in 2007.

George Callard

Mr. George D. Callard is Chief Legal Officer of the company since January 22, 2019. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Callard served as President of Weather Group, LLC from July 2018 to January 2019. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Callard served as Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel at Weather Group, LLC. From 2013 to 2015, he served as EVP, General Counsel & Head of Government Affairs for The Weather Company, parent company of The Weather Channel. Previously, Mr. Callard served as vice president of legal and business affairs at NBCU and had two tenures with AT&T (SBC & Ameritech). Earlier in his career, he served as counsel and assistant secretary and as senior counsel at the law firm Cinnamon Mueller and associate counsel for Multimedia Cablevision.

Guerrino De Luca

Mr. Guerrino De Luca is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC since October 19, 2017. Mr. De Luca has served as the Chairman of the Board of Logitech International S.A. since January 2008. Mr. De Luca joined Logitech International S.A. in 1998 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from February 1998 to December 2007 and as acting President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2011 to December 2012. Prior to joining Logitech International S.A., Mr. De Luca served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Apple Computer, Inc. Mr. De Luca holds a Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.

Karen Hoguet

Ms. Karen M. Hoguet is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Ms. Hoguet served as the Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s, Inc. from October 1997 until July of 2018 when she became a strategic advisor to the Chief Executive Officer until her retirement on February 1, 2019. Ms. Hoguet serves on the Board of Directors of Hebrew Union College and UCHealth.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish M. Manwani is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Mr. Manwani has been a Senior Operating Partner/Global Executive Advisor for the Blackstone Group since February 2015. He retired from Unilever plc, a leading global consumer products company, at the end of 2014, where he served as the global Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. Mr. Manwani joined Hindustan Unilever Limited (a majority-owned subsidiary of Unilever) in 1976. Through his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Unilever which gave him wide ranging international and general management experience. Mr. Manwani is also a member of the Board of Tata Sons Private Limited and the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business.

Robert Pozen

Mr. Robert Charles (Bob) Pozen is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC. From July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011, Mr. Pozen 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 to 2004 and the Chairman of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting from 2007 to 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 AMC, a subsidiary of the International Finance Corporation, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Advisory Board of Perella Weinberg Partners and Chairman of the Leadership Council of the Tax Policy Committee.

David Rawlinson

Mr. David L. Rawlinson, II is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Mr. Rawlinson is the SVP & President of the Online Business of W.W. Grainger, Inc., where he also previously served as the Vice President for Operations for the Online Business. From July 2012 until August 2015, he was Grainger’s Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From November 2009 until July 2012, Mr. Rawlinson was Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Corporate Responsibility of a division of ITT Exelis, formerly ITT Corporation. Prior to ITT Exelis, Mr. Rawlinson served as a White House Fellow and in appointed positions for the George W. Bush and Obama Administrations. In the Bush Administration, he was a leader of the outgoing transition. In the Obama Administration, he served as Senior Advisor for Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council.

Javier Teruel

Mr. Javier G. Teruel is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Mr. Teruel is a Partner of Spectron Desarrollo, SC, an investment management and consulting firm; Chairman of Alta Growth Capital, a private equity firm; and a majority owner of Mexican investment firm, Desarrollo Empresarial Sebara SA de CV. Previously, Mr. Teruel served as Vice Chairman of Colgate-Palmolive Company, from July 2004 to April 2007. Prior to being appointed Vice Chairman, he served in positions of increasing importance at Colgate 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.

Lauren Zalaznick

Ms. Lauren Zalaznick is Non-Executive Independent Director of Nielsen Holdings PLC. Ms. Zalaznick is currently a senior strategic advisor to leading media and digital companies. From 2004 through December 2013, Ms. Zalaznick held various roles of increasing responsibility within NBCUniversal Media, LLC. In 2010 she became Chairman, Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media. In that capacity she had responsibility for the cable entertainment networks Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, and The Style Network; the Telemundo Spanish language broadcast network; and she ran the company’s digital portfolio. She was promoted to Executive Vice President at Comcast NBCUniversal until departing the company at the end of 2013. Ms. Zalaznick is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Critical Content. She is a senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, TMT practice, and to leading content and tech start-ups, including Refinery29, Atlas Obscura, Fatherly.com and Gimlet Media.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Attwood

390,000

David Kenny

19,804,700

David Anderson

2,896,470

Nancy Phillips

4,318,090

Giovanni Tavolieri

4,375,480

George Callard

--

Guerrino De Luca

240,000

Karen Hoguet

265,000

Harish Manwani

260,000

Robert Pozen

255,000

David Rawlinson

240,000

Javier Teruel

240,000

Lauren Zalaznick

240,000
As Of  31 Dec 2018