Thomson Reuters Corp. is close to naming former Nielsen Holdings Plc president Steve Hasker as its next chief executive, succeeding Jim Smith, reports Jessica DiNapoli, Kenneth Li and Joshua Franklin of Reuters.
DiNapoli, Li and Franklin write, “The appointment of Hasker, a senior adviser at private equity firm TPG and former McKinsey & Co media consultant, could be announced as soon as Tuesday, when the Toronto-based company reports its fourth-quarter results, one of the sources said.
“Two sources cautioned that his appointment had not been finalized and the timing of an announcement could be slightly delayed.
“Hasker, 50, did not respond to requests for comment.
“In a statement on Wednesday, Thomson Reuters said no decision had been taken by the board yet, but the company will provide an update on the search process when it announces results. Thomson Reuters is the parent of Reuters News.”
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