Nielsen Chief HR Officer Leaves Company

The Nielsen Company, owners of Outdoor Retailer and Interbike trade shows, reported that its Chief Human Resources Officer Roberto “Bob” Llamas is leaving the company at the end of the first quarter 2011. The company expects to name a successor for the position during Llamas transition period.

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Appointed to this role in June 2007, Llamas, 63, leads human resources strategy and processes.  Having played a leadership role in globalizing Nielsen's workforce and introducing a contemporary leadership development process and commitment across the company, Llamas informed the company of his desire to take the next step in his professional and personal life, early in 2011.

“Bob has achieved the objectives I set for him when he joined the company,” said Nielsen Chief Executive Officer David Calhoun.  “We wish Bob well in his future endeavors.”

Llamas joined Nielsen from The Cleveland Clinic, where he served as chief administrative officer. Previously, Llamas was human resources managing director at Lehman Brothers. Prior to Lehman, Bob was a corporate officer at the General Electric Company (GE), and began his career in 1972 with Southern California Edison.