Linda Zukauckas

Linda is the Chief Financial Officer for Nielsen Holdings plc, a global leader in audience measurement, data and analytics for the media industry. She leads a team of over 400 responsible for financial planning and analysis, pricing, commercial and business finance, treasury, investor relations, controllership and tax. Prior to Nielsen, Linda was EVP and Deputy CFO of American Express. Over her eight years there, she also held the positions of Controller & Chief Accounting Officer and was the executive sponsor of the global Women’s Interest Network.


Since April 2022 Linda has served on the Board of Directors of Zelis, a leading payments company in healthcare, where she Chairs the Audit Committee. Her prior Board experience includes MTS Systems Corporation (2 years, through April 2021) and American Express Global Business Travel (5.5 years, through January 2020).


From 2000 to 2011 Linda held various senior finance roles at Ally Financial, including Strategy/M&A, Divisional CFO and Global Controller. She was previously with Deutsche Bank from 1997, during which time she was based mostly in Singapore. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Linda is a past Chair of the Board of FEI, a former Chair of the CFRI Conference, a former President of FEI’s NYC Chapter, and a former member of FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting. She holds a BBA from Texas Tech University and resides in Lower Manhattan with her husband James and @pepperzpup.