Karen Watson

Managing Director, The Nielsen Company

Karen Watson

Managing Director, The Nielsen Company
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Biography

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As Nielsen’s Managing Director, Government and Public Sector, Karen tackles public policy issues around the world, such as obesity, hunger, sustainability and the digital divide. First Lady Michelle Obama hailed Karen’s work as “groundbreaking.” She started her career at The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and NPR’s Morning Editionand later managed the FCC’s office of Public Affairs. Karen has worked with the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in pursuit of sustainable enterprise.