Walt Disney Firm elects Bob Chapek to the Board of Administrators
Walt Disney's Bob Chapek has been with Disney since 2011
The mass media company, Walt Disney The company's board of directors elected Bob Chapek, Disney's chief executive officer, to the board.
"Bob Chapek has shown remarkable leadership in the face of unprecedented challenges that were unimaginable when he became CEO seven weeks ago. We have seen him tackle this very complex situation with determination and compassion. We are excited to add Bob to the Board of Directors as we announced when he was appointed CEO, ”said Susan Arnold, independent lead director of the Disney Board, and Robert A. Iger, executive chairman and chairman of the board.
Before becoming CEO, Mr. Chapek was Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. During his tenure at Parks, Mr. Chapek oversaw the opening of Disney's first Mainland Chinese theme park and resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, and the addition of numerous guest offers to Disney's six resort destinations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including the creation of The New Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge lands on Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Chapek was president of the former Disney Consumer Products segment, where he drove a technology-driven business transformation. Bob Chapek's guest-centric approach focuses on ensuring that every aspect of an experience is unique to Disney and exceeds guest expectations.
At Disney Parks, he implemented innovative strategies to improve the customer experience by balancing the demand in the parks, integrating new franchises in locations around the world and introducing popular and iconic experiences to new generations of Disney fans. As head of Disney Consumer Products, he led a period of change in the worlds of gaming, storytelling and learning.
He also served as President of Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios and was President of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, where he led the successful "Vault Strategy" for the company's legendary films.
Before joining Disney in 1993, Mr. Chapek worked in brand management at H.J. Heinz Company and in advertising with J. Walter Thompson. He earned a B.S. in microbiology Indiana university Bloomington and an MBA of Michigan Status university.
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