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Nielsen Names Nancy Ramsey Phillips Chief Human Resources Officer


WILTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) today named human resources veteran Nancy Ramsey Phillips to Chief Human Resources Officer effective January 9, 2017. Most recently Phillips was the Executive Vice President and CHRO at Broadcom Corporation in Irvine, CA prior to that company’s acquisition by Avago.

Phillips has a 20 year history of success in developing and aligning HR strategy with business needs. Her experience spans multiple industries, including technology-driven, digitally focused organizations. Prior to Broadcom, she was with Hewlett-Packard where she led the HR organization for HP’s Enterprise Services business group, a global organization with over 120,000 employees. Earlier in her career, she rose through a series of HR leadership roles with General Electric and spent time as the Chief Human Resources officer at Fifth Third Bank during the economic crisis. She will succeed Mary Liz Finn who announced her retirement from Nielsen in September of 2016.

“Nielsen will benefit from Nancy’s experience across multiple industries, including technology, where change is rapid and competition for talent is fierce. Nielsen’s talented, diverse organization of 40,000+ employees across 106 countries looks forward to her capable leadership,” commented Mitch Barns, Chief Executive Officer at Nielsen.

“I’m pleased to join a company that is so well positioned for the future. Nielsen’s strong leadership team and their focus on strategic digital transformation makes this an exciting opportunity,” said Phillips. “Combining a workforce strategy and a business strategy becomes far easier when you add to it a commitment to culture, talent, and diversity.”

Also a lawyer, Phillips holds a Bachelors of Arts in English with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctorate from Samford University.

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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 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

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