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Bob Chapek’s Success With Disney Parks, Video Marked Him as CEO

  • Executive tapped to replace Bob Iger in surprise announcement
  • He’s overseen a number of Disney businesses during 27-year run
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Walt Disney Co.’s Bob Iger and Bob Chapek talk about the management change and the company’s strategy.(Source: Bloomberg)
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When Bob Chapek was growing up in Indiana, the highlight of the year was the family trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The 60-year-old executive went on to oversee that very park as head of Disney’s resorts business, and now he’s taking charge of the entire $70 billion-a-year empire as the new CEO. It’s a daunting moment for someone whose eyes still light up when he talks about walking through Disney World’s Main Street U.S.A.