Speaker Sean Cohan

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Sean Cohan


Nielsen Company

Sean Cohan is Nielsen Global Media’s Chief Growth Officer and President, International. He joined Nielsen in March 2020 and is responsible for overseeing Nielsen’s Growth Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Corporate and Business Development, and its range of businesses outside the U.S., including Measurement, Outcomes, Sports and Metadata.

Sean comes to Nielsen having spent decades in the media business, including a 15-year tenure at A+E Networks. He brings extensive strategic, financial, operational and growth experience to Nielsen, along with a track record of successfully transforming businesses, brands, teams, relationships and culture.

Sean has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard and a Masters from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He sits on the board of directors/trustees for the Parrish Art Museum, the Banff World Media Festival, and the Opportunity Network, which helps develop underrepresented high school students on their paths to and through college and into their careers. He is also Vice Chair on a committee of UJA Federation of NY.

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