We’re excited to announce that our chief financial officer (CFO), Jamere Jackson, has ranked No. 27 on the Top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders list by EMpower, in partnership with the Financial Times. The list recognizes and celebrates the achievements of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) business leaders both in the workplace, as well as their larger communities.
In addition to being our first African American CFO in the company’s 93 year history, Jamere is an executive champion for our employee resource groups focused on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is the leader of Nielsen’s External Advisory Council focused on diversity and inclusion of minority groups in market research. He sponsored Nielsen’s first-ever Black Employee Forum and is the executive champion for Nielsen’s Minority Supplier Development initiatives.
Externally, Jamere is a member of the Board of Directors of Future 5—a non-profit organization focused on providing support and college prep to highly-motivated, low-income students (primarily minorities). He also provides an annual scholarship to the African American Hall of Fame in Peoria, Ill., for college-bound graduates of local high schools, is a frequent guest speaker and supporter of minority organisations and was named to Savoy Magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
Jamere was selected alongside business leaders in the U.K., Ireland, U.S. and Canada.
This honor comes on the heels of Nielsen’s fourth-consecutive recognition on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top 50 list for Corporate Diversity and Inclusion. Learn more about Nielsen’s work around diversity and inclusion.