Bob Chapek

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

(1960-08-21) August 21, 1960 (age 60)
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Cynthia Ann Ford (m. 1980)
Children3
Education

Robert "Bob" Chapek (born 1959/1960) is an American media executive and businessman. He is 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]

Chapek worked for H. J. Heinz and in advertising for J. Walter Thompson before joining The Walt Disney Company in 1993.[2]

Chapek was appointed president of Disney Consumer Products in September 2011.[3] On February 23, 2015, Chapek was named chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts effective that day to replace Thomas O. Staggs.[4][5]

In February 2020, Chapek was named chief executive officer of the The Walt Disney Company replacing Bob Iger, who will remain chairman.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Company, Walt Disney. "Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts". nwitimes.com. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  2. Littleton, Cynthia (February 25, 2020). "Bob Chapek to Succeed Bob Iger as Disney CEO". Variety. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  3. Chmielewski, Dawn C. (September 10, 2011). "Disney names Robert Chapek head of consumer products group". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  4. Barnes, Brooks (February 23, 2015). "Disney Names Robert Chapek Chairman for Theme Parks". New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  5. Littleton, Cynthia (February 5, 2015). "Disney Promotes Tom Staggs to No. 2 Post, Positioning Him as Iger's Successor". Variety.com. Variety Magazine. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  6. "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
2020–
Succeeded by
Incumbent