The Walt Disney Co. stated at this time that Bob Iger is returning to go the corporate as Bob Chapek is stepping down from the CEO submit. Iger, who formally left the corporate final 12 months, is about to take the command instantly. The corporate stated that he’ll function the CEO for 2 years.
“We thank Bob Chapek for his service to Disney over his lengthy profession, together with navigating the corporate via the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic. The Board has concluded that as Disney embarks on an more and more advanced interval of trade transformation, Bob Iger is uniquely located to steer the Firm via this pivotal interval,” Chairman of the Board Susan Arnold stated in a letter.
“Mr. Iger has the deep respect of Disney’s senior management crew, most of whom he labored intently with till his departure as government chairman 11 months in the past, and he’s drastically admired by Disney staff worldwide–all of which can permit for a seamless transition of management.”
The corporate stated that there is no such thing as a change within the board and Arnold will proceed to function a md.
Iger served as Disney’s CEO from 2005 to 2020 for 15 years earlier than deciding to step down and hand over the reins to Chapek. Notably, Chapek signed a three-year extension contract with the corporate in June.
On his return, Iger stated that optimistic about Disney’s future and was thrilled to return to the corporate.
“Disney and its incomparable manufacturers and franchises maintain a particular place within the hearts of so many individuals across the globe—most particularly within the hearts of our staff, whose dedication to this firm and its mission is an inspiration. I’m deeply honored to be requested to once more lead this outstanding crew, with a transparent mission targeted on inventive excellence to encourage generations via unmatched, daring storytelling,” he stated in a press release.
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