Sean Cohan

by Justin Cates
Sean Cohan
Chief Growth Officer & President, International

Sean Cohan is Nielsen’s Chief Growth Officer and President, International since March 2020.

In this role, Cohan is responsible for overseeing Nielsen’s strategy, partnerships, corporate development, and its range of growth businesses outside the U.S., including Measurement, Impact, Sports and Gracenote.

Cohan has spent decades in the media ecosystem, including 15 years at A+E Networks, where he served most recently as President, International and Digital Media. He has also held positions at Primedia, Morgan Stanley, NBC, and A.T. Kearney. He brings extensive strategic, financial, operational and growth experience to Nielsen, along with a track record of transforming businesses, brands, teams, relationships and culture.

Cohan serves as a Board Director of H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the Banff World Media Festival, and National Association of Television Programming Executives. He is also Co-President and Trustee of the Parrish Art Museum and Treasurer and Trustee at the Opportunity Network, which helps develop underrepresented high school students on their paths to college and career. Finally, he is Vice Chair on a committee of UJA of NY.

Cohan received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard and a Master’s from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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