Iger Named Disney CEO, Again, Effective Immediately


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Robert A. Iger spent more than four decades at the company, including 15 years as its CEO, and agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, with “a mandate from the Board of Directors to set the strategic direction for renewed growth,” according to a Disney statement. He is also expected to work with the Board to develop a successor at the end of his term. Under his previous leadership, Disney acquired Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox.  

Iger succeeds Bob Chapek, who “stepped down from his position,” according to the company statement.  

“We thank Bob Chapek for his service to Disney over his long career, including navigating the company through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,” said Board Chair Susan Arnold. “Th…

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