Nancy McKinstry

Most Powerful Women 2015
pickup Nancy McKinstry, Chairman and CEO Wolters KluwerPhotograph by Simon Dawson—Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Title
    Chairman and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Wolters Kluwer
  • Country
  • Age

The first female—and first American—CEO of Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands, McKinstry has led a digital transformation of the 175-year old Dutch publishing house. Wolters Kluwer’s stock price has doubled since she took charge a decade ago, and the firm has returned half of its cash to shareholders in 2015 in the form of dividends and share buybacks. McKinstry is the only CEO of a Dutch-listed company who has fulfilled the government’s target to have 30% women on company boards by 2016. And over half of the company’s 19,000 employees are women. —Rupali Arora

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Company Information

2014 Revenues4,862
2014 Profits628
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)9,451