Well this is a surprise...
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors announced today that Bob Chapek has been named Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Maybe Bloomberg needs a VP? 😋
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He's staying with the company until his contact ends next year. It could just be that he wants to start spending a little less time and they didn't want to have the speculation start to dominate the conversation like it probably would have starting soon
Yes, he has been trying to leave. I remember he was going to leave before the Fox merger but then he ended up staying and promised he would leave after the Fox merger to oversee everything na make sure things move along swell before peaceing out.Easy to jump to conclusions... but hasn't he basically been trying to leave for a few years now?
This doesn't mean he's taking his old title back. But, considering his time as head, it makes sense he'd take more control back since Chapek is new to the position.So wait.....Iger is back in charge? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/business/media/disney-ceo-coronavirus.html
Im not saying it’s not good for the company, actually I would gladly have him back at the top.He never "swooped out". He was remaining to aid in the transition. I think I rather have someone of Iger's knowledge, leadership and experience retake a more hands-on position and be the "company hero".