Chief Financial Officer, Nielsen
Linda Zukauckas is Nielsen’s Chief Financial Officer. She joined Nielsen in February 2020 and is responsible for the company’s financial strategy. Linda will remain with the Media business after the separation of the Nielsen Media and Connect businesses.
Linda brings deep finance and leadership experience to the CFO role. Prior to Nielsen, she was the EVP and Deputy CFO of American Express. In addition to that role, she held the positions of Chief Accounting Officer and Controller and was the executive sponsor of the company’s global women’s interest network. Linda serves on the board of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC). From 2014-2019 she served on the Board of Directors of American Express Global Business Travel, a 50/50 JV.
Prior to American Express, Linda held various senior leadership roles at Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Inc), including Managing Director Corporate Strategy, where she had responsibility for M&A. Previously she was Chief Financial Officer of North America Auto Finance, Ally Financial’s largest business segment.
Linda has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and is a Past Chairman of the Board of Financial Executives International at the National level, and a Past President of the New York City Chapter of Financial Executives International.