Bob Chapek is CEO of the Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies and home to brands such as Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Chapek replaced Robert Iger as CEO in February 2020. He has been with Disney for nearly three decades, and has championed using creativity and cutting-edge technology to drive expansion and improve the guest experience.
Before becoming CEO, Chapek served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products. Prior to that, he was chairman of Walt Disney parks and resorts. During his tenure, Disney parks experienced the largest investment and expansion yet, including the successful opening of Shanghai Disney Resort and the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Chapek has also contributed to the growth of Marvel attractions across the globe.
Before joining Disney, Chapek worked in brand management at H.J. Heinz Company, and in advertising at J. Walter Thompson. He has a degree in microbiology from Indiana University Bloomington, and received his MBA from Michigan State University.