Bob Iger steps down as CEO of Disney, replacing Bob Chapek

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In a sudden turn of events, Disney has reversed the CEO swap that surprised us in early 2020, with Bob Iger returning to his post and replacing his own successor, Bob Chapek. Iger, who is also the company’s largest shareholder, will now serve another two-year term as CEO. Part of Iger’s job in those two years will be to choose and nurture his long-term successor.

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Of course, Chapek was also Iger’s choice. Chapek has been dubbed the “Tim Cook of Iger’s Steve Jobs,” but during his tenure their transfer got off to a rocky start, while outbursts like the Scarlett Johansson Black Widow lawsuit and Disney’s initial lack of response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law has damaged its all-important reputation.

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