New York, NY – Sept. 18, 2017 – Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) announced today the addition of Guerrino De Luca as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Oct. 19, 2017. De Luca is a seasoned consumer technology executive with more than 30 years of global experience, and significant expertise in strategy, marketing and management. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for Logitech International S.A., a global provider of accessories for video, music, gaming and personal computing devices. He has served as chairman of the Logitech Board of Directors since January 2008.
“We're thrilled to have Guerrino join our board. Given his extensive operating and board experience, as well as his deep knowledge and background in technology and marketing, we very much look forward to what we know will be his substantial contributions to our Board and our company,” said Mitch Barns, CEO, Nielsen.
De Luca joined Logitech 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, De Luca served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Apple, in addition to multiple positions within Apple across the United States and Europe earlier in his career. Previously, De Luca also served as president of Claris Corp., a U.S. personal computing software vendor. He holds a Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.
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 for all devices on which 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 also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.
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