Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down Immediately, Chapek tapped as CEO


In a surprise announcement, Disney CEO Robert Iger has stepped down immediately as CEO of the Walt Disney Company and has named Bob Chapek as his replacement.

Former Disney CEO Robert A. Iger (Left) and new Disney CEO Bob Chapek (Right) at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Bob Chapek, whom was the chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced.

Iger will continue as Disney chairman through the end of his contract on Dec. 31, 2021. Disney said Iger would continue to lead the company’s creative endeavors.

In Bob Chapek’s new role as CEO, he will directly oversee all of the Walt Disney Company’s business segments and corporate functions. Bob Chapek will report to the Executive Chairman, Bob Iger, and the Board of Directors.

A new head of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products will be named at a future time.

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