Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, has confirmed that he will be stepping down in 2019.
He announced the news at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit. Iger had orginally intended to leave back in 2016, and then in 2018. This time he insists he means it.
There has been speculation that he is contemplating a political career although, so far, he has remained tight-lipped on future plans.
Iger has spoken out against gun crime following the Las Vegas massacre which claimed the life of a Disney employee.
There is no news regarding his successor.
During Iger’s tenure, Disney acquired Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), and Lucasfilm (2012). The company also celebrated the opening of Disney’s first theme park and resort in Mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort.
Iger’s enthusiasm for new technology has also kept the company agile in developing creative content offerings across numerous platforms.
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