The Nielsen Company (Formerly VNU) Gets Another GE Alum (posted 2/23)
The Nielsen Company, formerly VNU, said Friday it has hired Brian West as its chief financial officer. West was previously employed as CFO of GE Aviation, Infrastructure. West will report to Nielsen CEO David Calhoun, who was formerly the CEO of GE Infrastructure. Calhoun joined the company last August, approximately three months after it was acquired by a group of private equity firms.
He succeeds Rob Ruijter, who will return to the Netherlands after helping the company through its transition. Ruijter, who served as acting CEO of Nielsen from June to August last year, will remain with The Nielsen Company as executive advisor to the supervisory board and a member of the executive board.
Posted by Marrecca Fiore