David L. Calhoun is a businessperson who has been at the head of 18 different companies. Presently, Mr. Calhoun occupies the position of President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Boeing Co., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Nielsen Finance LLC and Chief Executive Officer of NetRatings LLC. Mr. Calhoun is also on the board of Caterpillar, Inc. (former Independent Chairman), Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience, Inc. and King (Cayman) Holdings Ltd.
In his past career he was Non-Executive Chairman of Gates Global, Inc., Executive Chairman for Nielsen Holdings Plc Chairman for The Nielsen Company (US) LLC, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Nielsen NV (Old) and Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer at The Nielsen Company (US), Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Nielsen Holdings Plc), Independent Chairman of Gates Corp., Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc. and Chairman at Gates Industrial Corp. Plc (a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, Inc.), Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for The Nielsen Co., President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Aviation Systems North America LLC, President & Chief Executive Officer at GE Lighting Solutions LLC, President & Chief Executive Officer at GE Transportation, President & Chief Executive Officer for GE Infrastructure (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., President & Chief Executive Officer at GE Infrastructure LLC, President & Chief Executive Officer at Employers Reinsurance Corp. and President-Pacific Region at GE Plastics.
He received an undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.