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David Rawlinson Joins Nielsen Board of Directors


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) announced today the recent addition of David Rawlinson as a member of the company’s board of directors and a member of the audit committee, effective February 8, 2017. Rawlinson is an accomplished executive with deep experience delivering growth for global online and ecommerce enterprises. He currently serves as President of Online Business for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (“Grainger”), a leading global supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with annual revenues of more than $10B, where he is responsible for the full profit and loss, operations, strategy and continued growth and expansion of Grainger’s global online business.

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David Rawlinson (Photo: Business Wire)

David Rawlinson (Photo: Business Wire)

Since 2014, Rawlinson has served on the board of directors for MonotaRO, Grainger’s publicly-traded online business in Japan valued at more than $3.5B. He was one of three founding Managing Directors of Zoro Tools Europe, Grainger’s first online business in Europe. Rawlinson joined Grainger in 2012 as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, where he was responsible for the company’s corporate governance initiatives, M&A activities and support for the ecommerce and online business model. Prior to Grainger, he held executive roles with ITT Exelis, formerly ITT Corp.

Rawlinson served a Presidential appointment as a White House Fellow and held positions in both the Bush and Obama Administrations. In the Obama Administration, Rawlinson served as a Senior Advisor for Economic Policy with the White House National Economic Council where he worked on the financial crisis and initiatives to spur new business growth.

Rawlinson holds a B.A. from The Citadel, a J.D. from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world's population. For more information, visit

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