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Bob Chapek

Bob Chapek

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Bob Chapek is Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies and home to some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN and National Geographic. Mr. Chapek assumed the role of CEO on February 25, 2020.

Mr. Chapek’s nearly three decades at Disney have been marked by growth and transformation. A visionary leader, he has championed using creativity and cutting-edge technology to drive expansion and improve the guest and consumer experience, developed and successfully implemented groundbreaking business models, and identified new revenue streams to achieve business objectives and sustain long-term growth.

Before becoming the 7th CEO in Disney’s nearly 100-year history, Mr. Chapek served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products since the segment’s creation in 2018, and prior to that he was Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts since 2015. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

Mr. Chapek’s guest-centric approach focuses on ensuring that every aspect of an experience is uniquely Disney and exceeds guest expectations. At Disney Parks, he implemented innovative strategies to improve the guest experience by balancing demand at the parks, integrating new franchises at locations around the world, and introducing beloved and iconic experiences to new generations of Disney fans. As head of Disney Consumer Products he led a period of transformation in the worlds of play, storytelling, and learning.

Timeline

March 20, 2022
'Bob Chapek and Bob Iger had a falling out, they rarely talk
December 16, 2013
Bob Chapek
March 29, 1959
Bob Chapek - IMDb

Patents

Further Resources

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As Disney Board Chair, What Would You Advise CEO Bob Chapek Regarding 'Don't Say Gay'?

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April 4, 2022

Bob Chapek GROVELS and APOLOGISES and Pledges to be a "BETTER ALLY" with DISNEY!!

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April 8, 2022

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Facing 'Confidence Crisis' & More!

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April 1, 2022

Disney CEO on Parks Reopening, Travel Demand, Movies on Disney+

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March 17, 2021

Iger vs. Chapek: Disney CEO's Had Tense Falling Out

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March 25, 2022

News

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Reuters
September 21, 2021
CTVNews
Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek said on Tuesday the resurgence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus was delaying production of some of its titles.
Ashley Rodriguez and Travis Clark
January 15, 2021
Business Insider
Disney CEO Bob Chapek has made big changes since joining the company in February. Here's a list of the key execs who have departed under his reign.
December 10, 2020
The Economic Times
At a time when streaming is becoming cuttingly competitive -- and some of Disneys traditional businesses are struggling -- Disney hopes to use the virtual event to dazzle Wall Street: Here is a 97-year-old company making a jump to direct-to-consumer hyperspace.

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