Last year, Bob Iger announced he would be stepping down from his role as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, passing the torch to Bob Chapek. Iger is leaving the company at the end of December.
Today, Iger had the opportunity to make opening statements at the Walt Disney Company’s Shareholder meeting, confirming this would be his last Shareholder’s meeting with the company.
Here is what Bob Iger had to say during his last Shareholder’s meeting that he will be a part of, which took place today, March 9, 2021.
Bob Iger had the opportunity to open the meeting, sharing confirmation that this would be his last Shareholder’s meeting and he is leaving in December.
“I will leave at the end of December with a strong sense of pride and a deep sense of appreciation for the very special place Disney holds in the hearts of people all over the world.”
Iger went on to explain that he feels Bob Chapek will continue on in the same way that he guided the company, saying he is “confident that my successor, Bob Chapek, and the upper management team will adhere to the same principles.”
As the meeting got underway Bob Chapek also gave his own statement in regard to Iger, saying, “I want to take a moment to express my deep appreciation for his leadership and mentorship…Bob has led this company to amazing heights over the years and I look forward to continuing his incredible legacy.”
And what an incredible legacy it is! Bob Iger has lead the Walt Disney Company in many exciting ventures, including the acquisition of Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and most recently 21st Century Fox. The launch of Disney+ and the opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort.
Bob Iger was recently spotted at Downtown Disney at Disneyland with Josh D’Amaro, proving that he is committed to continuing his work until December.
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