These management changes are effective March 10.
"Our company has never been in a better place, due in large measure to Brian's vision, leadership, and execution over the last seven years," said Mitch Barns, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen. "Brian is a trusted colleague and an exceptional business partner, with a proven track record of value creation. As a key member of our leadership team, he has played an integral role in defining our growth strategy, allocating capital and delivering value to our shareholders. His deep understanding of Nielsen's people, operations, and clients well positions him to drive value in his new role as COO."
West succeeds Mitchell Habib who will move to the next phase of his career after a transition period, building on his long track record of accomplishments at Nielsen.
Jackson spent nearly ten years in senior finance roles at General Electric, including key roles within the Oil & Gas and Aviation businesses. Prior to that he held financial, controller and planning roles with several of Nielsen's largest clients, including PepsiCo and The Procter & Gamble Company. He is a CPA and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
"Jamere's extensive experience in leading global finance operations and driving profitable growth make him an excellent choice to help drive Nielsen's performance to new heights. His business acumen and proven leadership will be great additions to our senior team and company as we continue along our positive trajectory to achieving our long-term financial framework and enhancing shareholder return," said Barns.