Articles tagged “bob iger”

Disney’s CEO Is Definitely Not Ruling Out a Run for President

Disney’s CEO Is Definitely Not Ruling Out a Run for President

Anousha Sakoui , Bloomberg

According to a new report, Disney CEO Bob Iger was seriously considering a presidential run when a major deal with 21st Century Fox took his attention — and led him to extend his contract. But vocal support from Oprah Winfrey, an outspoken stance on hot-button political issues, and a recent stop in Iowa suggest a bid for higher office might still be on Iger's mind.

5 months ago

Disney CEO Is Taking Business Disruption Seriously

Disney CEO Is Taking Business Disruption Seriously

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney often sticks to its happiest-place-on-earth script, so it's refreshing to hear the CEO talk somewhat frankly about the forces disrupting all parts of his business — and how the company is responding.

1 year ago

Disney CEO Agrees to Extend His Contract Until 2019

Disney CEO Agrees to Extend His Contract Until 2019

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

This announcement that Bob Iger is sticking around at Disney an extra year is hardly surprising; he changed his previous tune and said he would be willing to extend his contract earlier this year. With a little extra time to play with, when will the company name his successor?

2 years ago

Does Disney CEO Bob Iger Want to Run the Country?

Does Disney CEO Bob Iger Want to Run the Country?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The election of Donald Trump shows that a CEO can mount a successful run for president, though reality TV stardom also helps. If Bob Iger is serious about a future in politics, we expect Disney to name a successor soon and free him up to focus on campaigning.

2 years ago