Global Leadership

About Akhil Parekh

Akhil Parekh

Chief Solutions Officer, Digital Products

Akhil joined Nielsen as Chief Solutions Officer of Digital Products in July 2024. In this role he is responsible for expanding Nielsen’s value proposition to the advertising ecosystem through new digital products and enhancements. He will oversee the teams focused on Nielsen’s planning and ads products, as well as strategic partnerships.

Akhil has extensive experience in the advertising industry and a proven track record of driving product innovation and maximizing impact through deep collaboration across cross-functional teams. He was most recently Executive Vice President, Managing Director at Publicis Groupe, where he was responsible for building a new media platform for agency planners and buyers. Previously he served in senior positions at Mediaocean, 4C Insights (acquired by Mediaocean), Rovi Corporation, Amp’d Mobile, and ExcelaCom.

He has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Accounting from University of Mumbai.