Bob Iger is Moving into a Higher Position at Disney

Iger is stepping down as CEO, and stepping up his power and influence

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The Executive Chairman

When looking around at companies that also hold an Executive Chairman position, Douglas Flint at HSBC stands out.
He’s considered the top-ranking person at the company, even above the CEO. He leads the board, and represents the company during its most critical meetings.

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Talk About a Shopaholic

Iger started his spending by buying Pixar for $7.4 billion in 2006 during a rocky time at the company.
Pixar’s relationship with previous CEO Michael Eisner had been falling apart, and for a while, it seemed as if Pixar and Disney would discontinue the distribution agreement they had at the time.

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The Future of Power

With all of that under his belt and the successful launch of Disney+, it feels right that Iger would pick now to settle down and move up to his executive chairmanship where he can rein from on high.

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Goodbye Bob

Bob Iger is leaving his position with enormous shoes left for Chapek to try and fill.

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