Nielsen Names Kate Vanek SVP, Investor Relations

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Nielsen Holdings N.V., global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has appointed Kate Vanek as senior vice-president, Investor Relations, effective July 8.

kvanekheadshotVanek will be based in New York City and report to Brian West, CFO. She will have global responsibility for Nielsen’s investor relations, including all initiatives related to communicating the company’s strategy, growth prospects and financial performance to investors and analysts.

“Kate brings an extensive background and a proven track record as a recognized investor relations professional,” says West. “We look forward to her leadership as we continue to strengthen our relationships with the financial community and work to enhance value for our shareholders.”

Vanek joined Stanley Black & Deckerin 2008 and managed all aspects of investor and government relations since 2009, including the merger of The Stanley Works and Black & Decker. While at Stanley Black & Decker, Vanek was named to the 2011 and 2012 Institutional Investor All-America Executive Teams – Best Investor Relations Professional. She previously held positions with Bear, Stearns and Co. and Thompson Financial.

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