EURO DISNEY S.C.A.: Philippe Gas Named General Manager of Shanghai Disney
Resort, Tom Wolber, from Walt Disney World Resort, Replacing Him at Euro
PARIS, August 1, 2014
PARIS, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Euro Disney S.C.A. today announced the nomination of Tom Wolber to the
position of Président of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company of both
Euro Disney S.C.A., the holding company, and Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the
operator of Disneyland® Paris, in replacement of Philippe Gas named General
Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort.
" One of our greatest assets is the global strength of our teams, " said
TomStaggs,chairmanofWalt Disney Parks and Resorts. " Both Philippe and Tom
are seasoned Disney veterans with a tremendous combination of leadership
skills, business acumen, and international experience that will help ensure
that we carry on our legacy of creating unforgettable experiences for our
guests. They bring an incredible depth of operational experience to
their respective roles and are well positioned to contribute to the future
success of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disneyland Resort Paris ".
" On behalf of all Supervisory Board members, I would like to thank Philippe
for the excellent collaboration we had together and for his personal
involvement in Euro Disney during the last 6 years ," said Virginie Calmels,
chairman of Euro Disney Supervisory Board . " We are very proud that The Walt
Disney Company has chosen Philippe, a French top executive, to lead a huge and
strategic project such as Shanghai Disney Resort. We also welcome Tom and wish
him a lot of success in his new function ."
Tom's appointment will be effective in September 2014. He will transition into
this new role during the summer, working with Philippe to ensure continued
commitment to the company's long term strategic priorities.
Tom is German and speaks 4 languages: French, Dutch, English and German.
Hereturns to Disneyland Paris, which he helped to open in 1992 and brings
more than20yearsof wide-rangingoperations experience including leadership
positions at Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club and both Walt Disney
WorldResortand DisneylandParis. He most recentlyservedas the head of Walt
Disney World Resortand Transportation Operations, overseeing all of the 28
resort hotels andthe property's extensive transportation network. Hehasalso
overseena number ofcomplex expansion projects, including the successful
launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasyandwas instrumental in the
Disney Springs master plan and the continued growth of Walt Disney Parks and
Resorts' sports business.
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The Group operates Disneyland ^® Paris which includes: Disneyland ^® Park,
Walt Disney Studios ^® Park, seven themed hotels with approximately 5,800
rooms (excluding approximately 2,300 additional third-party rooms located on
the site), two convention centers, the Disney Village ^® , a dining, shopping
and entertainment centre, and golf courses. The Group's operating activities
also include the development of the 2,230-hectare site, half of which is yet
to be developed. Euro Disney S.C.A.'s shares are listed and traded on
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