Bob Iger steps down as The Walt Disney Company CEO

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Bob Chapek, the head of Disney's theme parks business, has accepted the position of a new CEO effective immediately. Bob Iger will remain an Executive Chairman until the end of his contract which was prolonged a year ago until 2021. Mr Iger was in a CEO position since 2005, during which time Disney went through a series of acquisitions, including Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, as well as the launch of its own online streaming platform 'Disney+'.

Financial Times, Anna Nicolaou, 26th February 2020