Government Controllers Speak

Discover how government controllers are leading the state and federal governments out of the pandemic in FEI's ForwardThinking Q2 Series.

Featured Speaker

Linda Zukauckas

Linda is the Chief Financial Officer for Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN), a global measurement and data analytics company. Linda joined Nielsen in February 2020 and is responsible for the company’s financial strategy. Prior to Nielsen, Linda was EVP and Deputy CFO of American Express. Over her 8+ years with American Express she also held the positions of Controller & Chief Accounting Officer and was the executive sponsor of the company’s global women’s interest network. Linda currently serves on the Board of Directors of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC). From 2014-2019 she served on the Board of Directors of American Express Global Business Travel.

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 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Financial Executives International (FEI), the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management through its more than 10,000 members who hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, chief accounting officers, controllers and treasurers at companies from every major industry. She is also a Past President of FEI’s New York City Chapter.

Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas Tech University. She resides in Lower Manhattan with her husband, James.