Linda Yaccarino

Chairman, Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal

Since joining NBCUniversal in 2011, Linda Yaccarino rebuilt its advertising and partnership business for the 21st century by bringing together individual network teams to create a united monetization strategy; effectively becoming the strategic and operational bridge across all of NBCUniversal's networks, properties, and business units.

As Chairman of Advertising and Partnerships, Linda is responsible for managing over $10bn in revenue annually and stewarding the company’s industry-leading portfolio of linear networks, digital platforms, distribution partnerships, and client relationships. Linda, with the help of her 1,500-person team, connects established and emerging brands to hundreds of millions of viewers.

Linda led the development of the first-ever combined advertising and sponsorship program for the LA 2028 Olympics and united the advanced video advertising capabilities of both NBCUniversal and Sky to create a groundbreaking global offering for marketers.

In addition to Linda’s transformative leadership and vision, she’s been the recipient of many honours and awards. She was one of Business Insider’s “Top 10 People Transforming Advertising”; Adweek’s “Ten Most Powerful Women in TV”; Hollywood Reporter’s“ Women in Entertainment: Power 100”; and Variety’s “Power Women of New York.” She also received the UJA Foundation’s Mac Dane Award for Humanitarian Excellence.

Linda is also the Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Taskforce on Future of Work, and the Vice Chairman of The Advertising Council. She sits on Ascena Retail Group’s Board of Directors and is a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

Linda Yaccarino