Bob Chapek

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Bob Chapek
Chapek in 2020
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Assumed office
February 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)
Preceded byBob Iger
Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
In office
February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23) – February 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)
Preceded byThomas O. Staggs
Succeeded byJosh D'Amaro
Personal details
Robert Chapek

(1960-08-21) August 21, 1960 (age 63)
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
Cynthia Ann Ford (m. 1980)

Robert "Bob" Chapek (born 21 August 1960) is an American media executive officer and businessman. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company. Before becoming CEO on February 25, 2020, he was the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.[1][2]

Chapek worked for H. J. Heinz and in advertising for J. Walter Thompson before joining The Walt Disney Company in 1993.[3]

Chapek was appointed as the president of Disney Consumer Products in September 2011.[4] On February 23, 2015, Chapek was named chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts effective that day to replace Thomas O. Staggs.[5][6]

In February 2020, Chapek was named as the chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company replacing Bob Iger, who will remain chairman.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Company, Walt Disney. "Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts". Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  2. "Bob Chapek". Archived from the original on 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  3. Littleton, Cynthia (February 25, 2020). "Bob Chapek to Succeed Bob Iger as Disney CEO". Variety. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  4. Chmielewski, Dawn C. (September 10, 2011). "Disney names Robert Chapek head of consumer products group". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  5. Barnes, Brooks (February 23, 2015). "Disney Names Robert Chapek Chairman for Theme Parks". New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  6. Littleton, Cynthia (February 5, 2015). "Disney Promotes Tom Staggs to No. 2 Post, Positioning Him as Iger's Successor". Variety Magazine. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  7. "Bob Chapek named Walt Disney Co. CEO, replacing Bob Iger". Los Angles Times. February 25, 2020.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Succeeded by