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Nielsen Wins International Business Excellence Award For The Second Year

Dubai, UAE, May 9: Nielsen has won the prestigious Employer Award at International Business Excellence Awards 2019, held recently in Dubai.

The International Business Excellence Awards celebrate business excellence from all around the world and aims to support organizations and businesses as a vehicle for sharing best practice and for promoting continuous improvement, learning and personal development.

Competing against many of the world’s most prominent companies from diverse industries for 34 categories, Nielsen was recognized for its Academy initiative in the Employer category. Nielsen Academy is an innovative program that introduces students in their final year of university to the market research industry. It is designed as a community outreach initiative that gives young professionals the skills necessary to excel in the workforce.

“We’re honoured to receive this prestigious award for the second time around, for an initiative that is a testament to our commitment to giving back to the communities. Up until now, more than 180 students have received training and more than 20 joined the Nielsen family. Nielsen Academy is now live in Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria where over 40 Nielsen associates volunteered more than 200 hours of their time to make it happen. We are energized to keep expanding the Academy across the world and we look forward to continuing our efforts in making a positive impact to the communities in which we live and work,” said Nick Papagregoriou, President, EEMEA & East Asia Zone.


Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. The Company’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Nielsen Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit


The fifth edition of the International Business Excellence Awards recognizes business excellence from across the world. The winners of the International Business Excellence Awards were announced at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City on 30th April 2019 where the Awards Ceremony took place.

With live transparent judging and benchmarked feedback reports for all the Finalists, this is an event truly unique! The Awards aim to support organisations and businesses as a vehicle for sharing best practice and for promoting continuous improvement, learning and personal development.