James M. Kilts Appointed Chairman of The Nielsen Company’s Supervisory Board

From MarketWatch (WSJ Online):

The Nielsen Supervisory Board of Directors has appointed James M. Kilts as its Chairman. Mr. Kilts, 61, is a founding partner of Centerview Partners and has served on The Nielsen Company Supervisory Board since November 23, 2006. Centerview Partners’ private equity fund has a minority ownership position in Nielsen. Kilts’ appointment became effective on May 21, 2009….

Prior to Gillette, Mr. Kilts served at different times as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nabisco, Executive Vice President of the Worldwide Food group of Philip Morris, President of Kraft USA and Oscar Mayer, President of Kraft Limited in Canada, and Senior Vice President of Kraft International.

A graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Mr. Kilts earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Kilts is currently a member of the Board of Directors of MetLife, MeadWestvaco and Pfizer.