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Kantar announces new senior management line-up at Lightspeed

Caroline Frankum and Nick Nyhan take top roles as CEO and Chairman

Kantar is pleased to announce new leadership for Lightspeed, its digital data collection specialist. Caroline Frankum, previously CEO, Europe Middle East and Africa, is promoted to global CEO while Nick Nyhan becomes Chairman of Lightspeed in addition to his role as chief digital officer at Kantar.

The appointments are effective from 1st April. Former CEO David Day is leaving Lightspeed for a role in the UK Foreign Office.

Eric Salama said “We are hugely ambitious for Lightspeed. It is core to our strategy of building deep profiles of millions of people around the world and for us being able to engage with those people through mobile and desktop devices to measure and understand their behaviour and attitudes. We have a strong management team at Lightspeed which will be enhanced by promoting Caroline from within and bringing Nick into the management. They are the kind of digital, client-centric people that we are proud to have leading our brands. I have no doubt that they will build on the strong foundations and successful model which currently exists. Many thanks to David Day for all he did over the years and we wish him well in his new role.”

Frankum joined Lightspeed in June 2016 after seven and a half years at Hall & Partners, the last three as CEO, EMEA. She previously spent 15 years client-side in a variety of research and marketing roles predominantly at media businesses including Sky, UKTV and Fox Kids/Jetix.

Nyhan has been with Kantar since his digital research company Dynamic Logic was acquired in 2005 and later merged into Kantar Millward Brown. He has been chief digital officer at Kantar since 2010.

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About Lightspeed
Quality-seeking researchers, marketers and brands choose Lightspeed as their trusted global partner for digital data collection. Our innovative technology, proven sampling methodologies and operational excellence facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. With 700 employees working in 14 countries, we maximize online research capabilities. We empower clients by revealing information that is beneficial, providing clarity and research data that illuminates. Headquartered in Warren, New Jersey, Lightspeed is part of Kantar, one of the world’s leading data, insight and consultancy companies. For more information, visit


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