NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Criteo S.A. (NASDAQ: CRTO), the advertising platform for the open Internet, today announced the appointment of Megan Clarken as Chief Executive Officer, based in Paris, effective November 25, 2019.
Founding Chairman and CEO JB Rudelle has decided, with the full support of the Board of Directors, to bring in as CEO a new leader with proven experience in company transformation. By splitting the roles of CEO and Chairman, the Company is adding leadership capacity, creating the right conditions to accelerate Criteo's transformation into a technology platform.
"I am personally very happy to work with Megan on the next phase of our transformative journey," said JB Rudelle, Criteo's founder. "The addition of Megan will significantly strengthen our executive team in its strategic evolution."
Megan Clarken spent fifteen years in various positions at Nielsen, and was recently Chief Commercial Officer of Nielsen Global Media. Born in New Zealand, Megan brings to Criteo extensive global leadership experience and very strong industry expertise.
"This is a very exciting time for me to join Criteo," said Megan Clarken. "Criteo has grown into a truly impressive company, with high-quality assets and talented teams, and I'm very honored to lead the company into the next chapter of its development."
Over the past eighteen months, Criteo has embarked on a significant transformative journey to evolve into a leading technology platform. The Company has greatly diversified its product portfolio to cover the entire consumer journey. New senior talent has also been added to the executive team.
"Criteo's Board of Directors is thrilled to have Megan join the company," said James Warner, lead independent director of Criteo. "Her vast global industry expertise will be hugely additive to Criteo's future development."
Criteo's founder JB Rudelle remains committed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He will ensure a smooth operational transition until Criteo reports its fiscal year 2019 results.
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Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is the advertising platform for the open Internet, an ecosystem that favors neutrality, transparency and inclusiveness. 2,800 Criteo team members partner with 20,000 customers and thousands of publishers around the globe to deliver effective advertising across all channels, by applying advanced machine learning to unparalleled data sets. Criteo empowers companies of all sizes with the technology they need to better know and serve their customers. For more information, please visit www.criteo.com.
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