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Walt Disney appoints Bob Chapek as chief executive officer

Christian Fernsby | Burbank, Ca., USA | February 26, 2020
Bob ChapekThe Walt Disney Company announced that Bob Chapek has been named chief executive officer.
Mr. Chapek most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Mr. Chapek was Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts since 2015.

From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Chapek was President of the former Disney Consumer Products segment.

Before joining Disney in 1993, he worked in brand management for H.J. Heinz Company and in advertising fort J. Walter Thompson.

Mr. Chapek earned a B.S. in Microbiology at Indiana University Bloomington and an MBA from Michigan State University.