Bob Iger To Leave Disney In December 2021


After 16 years of Bob Iger being CEO and Chairman of the Board, he’s leaving the company in December 2021.

He announced this would be his last shareholder meeting with the company. And he talked about what Disney has done to stay successful and how they will continue diversity and inclusion initiatives in the future as they are a top priority.

Mr. Iger was CEO from 2005 until 2020, when he then became the Chairman of the Board and Bob Chapek was put in as the new CEO of the Walt Disney Company.

During his time at the Walt Disney Company, Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Fox. He also was pivotal in the expansions of Disney parks into China with Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005 and more so with Shanghai Disneyland in 2016.

He was also behind the Disney+ streaming service that was key in helping the company weather the pandemic.

Recently it was reported in the news that Bob Iger was being considered for ambassadorship to either the United Kingdom or China. Given his history with China, I can see why.

We wish Mr. Iger well.

Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover.