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Bob Chapek tipped as heir to Disney throne
POSTED 30 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney's chief operating officer, Bob Chapek, has emerged as the favourite to make the step up when Bob Iger’s tenure as CEO ends in 2019.

Chapek, who has been with Disney for more than 20 years, was appointed COO in 2015, replacing Bob Iger’s then-successor Thomas Staggs who left Disney in April 2016.

Following Stagg’s departure, Iger extended his tenure at Disney until 2 July 2019, saying at the time that he would be working with the company’s board to “to identify a successor as CEO and ensure a successful transition”.

According to Bloomberg sources, Chapek is now viewed as the likely successor to Iger. While no formal decision has been made, Disney will need to finalise its plan soon, with just 19 months remaining before a new chief executive must take the helm.

During his Disney tenure, Chapek has served as president of Disney Consumer Products (DCP), overseeing franchise licensing, commercialisation, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Disney Store.

Prior to that, he served as president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios and as president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. He has also worked in brand management for Heinz and in advertising at J Walter Thompson.

The incoming chief executive will be leading from a position of strength, with Disney’s recent earnings report showing growth for the fiscal year. The company’s Parks and Resorts division performed strongly, with revenues increasing eight per cent year-on-year to US$18.4bn (€15.8bn, £14bn), while profits were up 14 per cent to US$3.8bn (€3.3bn, £2.9bn).
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Bob Chapek tipped as heir to Disney throne
POSTED 30 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney's chief operating officer, Bob Chapek, has emerged as the favourite to make the step up when Bob Iger’s tenure as CEO ends in 2019.

Chapek, who has been with Disney for more than 20 years, was appointed COO in 2015, replacing Bob Iger’s then-successor Thomas Staggs who left Disney in April 2016.

Following Stagg’s departure, Iger extended his tenure at Disney until 2 July 2019, saying at the time that he would be working with the company’s board to “to identify a successor as CEO and ensure a successful transition”.

According to Bloomberg sources, Chapek is now viewed as the likely successor to Iger. While no formal decision has been made, Disney will need to finalise its plan soon, with just 19 months remaining before a new chief executive must take the helm.

During his Disney tenure, Chapek has served as president of Disney Consumer Products (DCP), overseeing franchise licensing, commercialisation, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Disney Store.

Prior to that, he served as president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios and as president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. He has also worked in brand management for Heinz and in advertising at J Walter Thompson.

The incoming chief executive will be leading from a position of strength, with Disney’s recent earnings report showing growth for the fiscal year. The company’s Parks and Resorts division performed strongly, with revenues increasing eight per cent year-on-year to US$18.4bn (€15.8bn, £14bn), while profits were up 14 per cent to US$3.8bn (€3.3bn, £2.9bn).
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Veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has revealed his secret to storytelling in theme parks, saying that to successfully utilise an IP, attractions creators must put visitors at the centre of their own immersive fantasy world.
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project


Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019.
Epcot overhaul in the works, says Chapek


Disney’s parks and resorts chair Bob Chapek has confirmed plans for a major overhaul of Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park, starting with a new festival celebrating visual, culinary and performing arts to kick off in January.
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Bob Chapek tipped as heir to Disney throne
POSTED 30 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney's chief operating officer, Bob Chapek, has emerged as the favourite to make the step up when Bob Iger’s tenure as CEO ends in 2019.

Chapek, who has been with Disney for more than 20 years, was appointed COO in 2015, replacing Bob Iger’s then-successor Thomas Staggs who left Disney in April 2016.

Following Stagg’s departure, Iger extended his tenure at Disney until 2 July 2019, saying at the time that he would be working with the company’s board to “to identify a successor as CEO and ensure a successful transition”.

According to Bloomberg sources, Chapek is now viewed as the likely successor to Iger. While no formal decision has been made, Disney will need to finalise its plan soon, with just 19 months remaining before a new chief executive must take the helm.

During his Disney tenure, Chapek has served as president of Disney Consumer Products (DCP), overseeing franchise licensing, commercialisation, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Disney Store.

Prior to that, he served as president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios and as president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. He has also worked in brand management for Heinz and in advertising at J Walter Thompson.

The incoming chief executive will be leading from a position of strength, with Disney’s recent earnings report showing growth for the fiscal year. The company’s Parks and Resorts division performed strongly, with revenues increasing eight per cent year-on-year to US$18.4bn (€15.8bn, £14bn), while profits were up 14 per cent to US$3.8bn (€3.3bn, £2.9bn).
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IAAPA 17: Disney legend Joe Rohde reveals secrets to storytelling with IPs


Veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has revealed his secret to storytelling in theme parks, saying that to successfully utilise an IP, attractions creators must put visitors at the centre of their own immersive fantasy world.
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project


Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019.
Epcot overhaul in the works, says Chapek


Disney’s parks and resorts chair Bob Chapek has confirmed plans for a major overhaul of Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park, starting with a new festival celebrating visual, culinary and performing arts to kick off in January.
 


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