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Bob Chapek Biography – Bob Chapek Wiki
Bob Chapek is the Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. Chapek is succeeding Bob Iger, who has been CEO of Disney since 2005. Iger is assuming the role of executive chairman and will direct the Company’s creative endeavors, while leading the Board through the end of his contract on Dec. 31, 2021.
Iger said in a statement: “With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO. I have the utmost confidence in Bob and look forward to working closely with him over the next 22 months as he assumes this new role and delves deeper into Disney’s multifaceted global businesses and operations, while I continue to focus on the Company’s creative endeavors.
“Bob will be the seventh CEO in Disney’s nearly 100-year history, and he has proven himself exceptionally qualified to lead the Company into its next century. Throughout his career, Bob has led with integrity and conviction, always respecting Disney’s rich legacy while at the same time taking smart, innovative risks for the future. His success over the past 27 years reflects his visionary leadership and the strong business growth and stellar results he has consistently achieved in his roles at Parks, Consumer Products and the Studio. Under Bob’s leadership as CEO, our portfolio of great businesses and our amazing and talented people will continue to serve the Company and its shareholders well for years to come.
Chapek said in a statement: “I am incredibly honored and humbled to assume the role of CEO of what I truly believe is the greatest company in the world, and to lead our exceptionally talented and dedicated cast members and employees. Bob Iger has built Disney into the most admired and successful media and entertainment company, and I have been lucky to enjoy a front-row seat as a member of his leadership team. I share his commitment to creative excellence, technological innovation and international expansion, and I will continue to embrace these same strategic pillars going forward. Everything we have achieved thus far serves as a solid foundation for further creative storytelling, bold innovation and thoughtful risk-taking.”
Susan Arnold, independent Lead Director of the Disney Board, said in a statement: “The Board has been actively engaged in succession planning for the past several years, and after consideration of internal and external candidates, we unanimously elected Bob Chapek as the next CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Chapek has shown outstanding leadership and a proven ability to deliver strong results across a wide array of businesses, and his tremendous understanding of the breadth and depth of the Company and appreciation for the special connection between Disney and its consumers makes him the perfect choice as the next CEO.
“Mr. Chapek will also benefit from the guidance of one of the world’s most esteemed and successful business leaders, Bob Iger. Over the past 15-plus years as CEO, Mr. Iger has transformed The Walt Disney Company, building on the Company’s history of great storytelling with the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Twenty-First Century Fox and increasing the Company’s market capitalization fivefold. Disney has reached unparalleled financial and creative heights thanks to Mr. Iger’s strong leadership and clear strategic vision. We believe Mr. Chapek’s leadership and commitment to this strategy will ensure that the Company continues to create significant value for our shareholders in the years ahead.”
Bob Chapek Disney
Bob Chapek served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products since the segment’s creation in 2018, and prior to that was Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts since 2015.
From 2011 to 2015, Bob Chapek was President of the former Disney Consumer Products segment. Prior to that, he served as President of Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios. He also served as President of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Chapek has been with The Walt Disney Company since 1993. Before joining Disney, Chapek worked in brand management at H.J. Heinz Company and in advertising at J. Walter Thompson.
Bob Chapek Salary – Bob Chapek Net Worth
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chapeck’s contract as the new Disney CEO will run until February 28, 2023, with an annual salary of $2,500,000. He will also have a target bonus of $7.5 million, with an annual long-term incentive grant of $15 million.
Bob Chapek Education
Bob Chapek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Indiana University Bloomington and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Bob Chapek Age
Bob Chapek is 60 years old.
Bob Chapek Wife
Bob Chapek’s wife is Cindy Chapek born Cynthia Ann Ford.
Bob Chapek Children
Bob Chapek and his wife Cindy Chapek have three children; Kimberly Ann, Brian Alan, and Kelly Marie.