About us

David J. Anderson

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Dave Anderson joined Nielsen in September 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and on March 1, 2019, he assumed the additional role of Chief Operating Officer.

Dave spent 11 years as the Senior Vice President and CFO of Honeywell International. There, he was instrumental in increasing revenue, margin expansion and reshaping the company’s portfolio.

A highly distinguished finance executive, Dave previously served as the Senior Vice President and CFO of ITT. Earlier in his career, he held the same role at Newport News Shipbuilding, where he successfully led the effort to take the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. Dave most recently served as CFO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Throughout his career, Dave has consistently been recognized by Institutional Investor’s survey of investors and sell-side analysts as one of America’s top CFOs. He was also named top Big Cap CFO by Investor Relations magazine in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Currently, Dave sits on the Board of Directors for American Electric Power (AEP) where he chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.

Dave received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he co-founded the CFO Forum—bringing Booth faculty and CFO alumni together to review topics that address the continued professional and personal development of CFOs.