Robert A. Iger

Robert A. Iger

Executive Chairman at The Walt Disney Company

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Current
Executive Chairman,
Executive Chairman
The Walt Disney Company 8-K on 02/25/2020
The Walt Disney Company
Member of the Board of Directors,
Member of the Board of Directors
Equilar on 10/09/2019
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Board Member,
Board Member
Bloomberg Philanthropies website on 10/29/2019
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Past
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Education
B.S., Ithaca College
M.S., Ithaca College
Age
68
 

Robert A. Iger's Biography


Robert A. Iger is Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He assumed the role of Executive Chairman on February 25, 2020, in conjunction with the announcement of Bob Chapek being named as Chief Executive Officer. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Iger directs the Company’s creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance to ensure a smooth transition through the end of his contract on Dec. 31, 2021. Mr. Chapek reports to Mr. Iger in his capacity as Executive Chairman, and to the Board. Over his 15 years leading the Company, Mr. Iger built Disney into one of the world’s largest and most admired media and entertainment companies, while focusing on the three fundamental pillars of his strategic vision: generating the best creative content possible; fostering innovation and utilizing the latest technology; and expanding into new markets around the world. Prior to his current role, Mr. Iger served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Iger expanded on Disney’s rich history of unforgettable storytelling with the acquisitions of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), Lucasfilm (2012) and 21st Century Fox (2019), as well as the landmark 2016 opening of Disney’s first theme park and resort in Mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort. Always one to embrace new technology, Mr. Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across multiple platforms, most recently leveraging cutting-edge direct-to-consumer technology to successfully launch ESPN+ in 2018 and the highly-anticipated Disney+ streaming service in November 2019. During Mr. Iger’s tenure, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as one of the “Most Reputable Companies” in both America and the world by Forbes magazine (2006-2019); one of the “Best Employers” in both America and the world by Forbes magazine (2019 and 2018, respectively); one of the “World's Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine (2009-2019); one of the “World's Most Respected Companies" by Barron’s (2009-2017); one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career” by BusinessWeek magazine (2006-2010); and as “Company of the Year” by Yahoo Finance (2013). Mr. Iger assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company in October, 2005, and was elected Chairman in 2012. From 2000-2005 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Iger officially joined the Disney senior management team in 1996 as Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group and in 1999 was given the additional responsibility of President, Walt Disney International. In that role, Mr. Iger expanded and coordinated Disney’s presence outside of the United States, establishing the blueprint for the Company’s international growth today. As Chairman of the ABC Group, Mr. Iger oversaw the broadcast television network and station group, cable television properties, and radio and publishing businesses and also guided the complex merger between Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. During Mr. Iger’s years with ABC, he obtained hands-on experience in every aspect of the television business—including news, sports, and entertainment—as well as in program acquisition, rights negotiations, and business affairs. He began his career at ABC in 1974. Mr. Iger has been named one of the “World’s Most Powerful People” by Forbes magazine (2018); one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes magazine (2009); one of Fortune magazine's “25 Most Powerful People in Business” (2006, 2007); one of the “Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); MarketWatch CEO of the Year (2006); and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive (2014). Mr. Iger was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in January 2020. He serves on the boards of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Bloomberg Philanthropies. In 2012, Mr. Iger became a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, which recognizes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders. Mr. Iger is a graduate of Ithaca College.

Source: The Walt Disney Company on 10/20/2020

 

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Jonathan S. Headley
Former Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate and Treasurer, The Walt Disney Company
John E. Pepper Jr.
Former Chairman of the Board, The Procter & Gamble Company
Dennis W. Shuler
Founder, President, Core Strengths Management Consulting LLC
D. Bruce Sewell
Lead Director, Vail Resorts, Inc.
Luca Maestri
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Apple Inc.
Francis A. deSouza
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Illumina, Inc.
Samuel J. Palmisano
Board Member, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Dr. Alfred Sommer M.D.
Board Member, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Dr. Tenley E. Albright M.D.
Board Member, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Christine M. McCarthy
SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, The Walt Disney Company