An important change in the direction of Disney was known this Tuesday, February 25, since through a statement the company informed the departure of the historic Bob Iger as CEO, effective immediately.
“Robert A. Iger assumes the role of Executive President and directs the creative efforts of the Company, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance to ensure a smooth and successful transition until the end of his contract in December. 31, 2021, ”says the statement.
In his replacement assume Bob Chapek, who was recently President of Parks, Experiences and Disney Products.
Bob Iger had words for his successor and also gave lights for his departure from the company:
“With the successful launch of Disney's direct consumer business and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox underway, I think this is the optimal time for the transition to a new CEO. I have the utmost confidence in Bob and I look forward to working closely with him for the next 22 months, as he assumes this new role and deepens Disney's global multifaceted business and operations, while continuing to focus on the creative efforts of the company. ”
Bob is the seventh CEO in the almost 100 years of Disney history, and has proven to be exceptionally qualified to lead the company in its next century. Throughout his career, Bob has led with integrity and conviction, always respecting Disney's rich legacy and at the same time assuming intelligent and innovative risks for the future. His success in the past 27 years reflects his visionary leadership and strong growth. of the business and stellar results he has consistently achieved in his roles in Parks, Consumer Products and Studio. Under Bob's leadership as CEO, our large business portfolio and our incredible and talented people will continue to serve the company and its shareholders well in the next few years ”, close the outgoing CEO of the company.
Meanwhile, Chapek, who will have the Disney Plus streaming platform as his main concern, referred to his arrival at the position of CEO.
“I feel incredibly honored and honored to assume the role of CEO of what I truly believe is the best company in the world, and to lead our exceptionally talented and dedicated members and employees. Bob Iger has turned Disney into the most admired and successful media and entertainment company, and I was fortunate to enjoy a front row seat as a member of his leadership team. I share your commitment to creative excellence, technological innovation and international expansion, and to continue adopting these same strategic pillars in the future. Everything we have achieved so far serves as a solid basis for telling creative stories, bold innovations and a take on reflexive risks.
One of the main achievements attributed to Bob Chapek is the installation of the park Star wars: Galaxy’s Edge.