Who is Bob Chapek, Disney’s New CEO?

A microbiology major from Indiana, Chapek has spent nearly 30 years at Disney

Bob Chapek became only the seventh CEO of the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday, making him the long-awaited heir to Bob Iger, who drove Disney to unprecedented success over the last 15 years.

Chapek has some Hulk-sized shoes to fill. Under Iger, Disney has had one of the most remarkable runs as a public company. Since he took over in 2005, Disney’s yearly net income has climbed from $2.5 billion to $13.1 billion, and the stock price has ballooned 450%.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

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