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Bob Carrigan



Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dun & Bradstreet


At New York City's Pierre Hotel, CED honored Sandra (Sandi) Peterson, the Group Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson. Bob Carrigan, the Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, presented CED's Corporate Citizenship Award to Sandi. View the presentation here


Bob is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses. He has led the company as CEO since October 2013 and was appointed Chairman in December 2016.

Bob was previously CEO of IDG Communications, Inc., where he led the company’s media operations, including online, print and events in 90 countries. Under his leadership, IDG transformed from a print publisher to a leading digital media company and the worldwide leader in the technology event and media space.

Prior to becoming CEO in 2008, Bob held senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility at IDG, including President and CEO for its business units in the U.S.  Previously, he spent four years at America Online, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President in the Interactive Marketing Group. 

In early 2017, Bob was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). With his expertise in media, information and technology, Bob helps to further NSTAC’s mission to identify and solve challenges that may affect national security and telecommunications. Bob graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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