Bob Chapek, Disney Parks chief, considered to replace Iger as CEO

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017 9:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Bob Chapek, whose 24-year career at Disney has included roles in the film studio and consumer products, is now viewed as a likely successor to Iger, according to people familiar with the company. While no formal decision has been made, Disney is under pressure to find a replacement because Iger is scheduled to retire in July 2019, leaving 19 months to complete a transition. If history is any guide, Disney may soon name a chief operating officer or president, currently unoccupied roles that Iger held for five years before becoming CEO in 2005.

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Monday, November 27, 2017 9:40 AM

The "Two Bobs" jokes write themselves.

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Monday, November 27, 2017 10:21 AM

Hopefully Chapek (or even better, Iger) will do something about the Star Wars IP with games, as it looks like EA is driving the brand into the ground with their awful decisions with Battlefront 2.

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