Disney CEO Bob Iger Celebrates 50 Years with the Company

    Disney CEO Bob Iger just celebrated 50 years with The Walt Disney Company. Iger’s anniversary was yesterday, and he received the Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs service award – denoting 50 years with Disney.

    I started my career at ABC 50 years ago today and the business has certainly changed a lot since then! But at the end of the day, success still hinges on one thing: great storytelling. I’m proud to work alongside so many talented colleagues who create exceptional stories and experiences for the world to enjoy… truly the ride of a lifetime!
    Bob Iger, Disney CEO

    Currently, Iger’s contract as CEO runs through the end of 2026 as he works to find a successor. There have been rumors that the successor will come from within Disney, perhaps one of the current division heads. That said, there has been little in terms of substantive updates on the process.

    Bob Iger’s History at The Walt Disney Company

    Mr. Iger was first appointed Chief Executive Officer of Disney in October 2005 and was elected Chairman in 2012. In February 2020, he assumed the role of Executive Chairman and directed the company’s creative endeavors until retiring in December 2021.

    From 2000-2005, Mr. Iger served as Disney’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He 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.

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