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Bob Chapek Biography

Bob Chapek is a businessman and media executive who serves as The Walt Disney Company’s seventh and current CEO (chief executive officer). Mr. Chapek was promoted to CEO from Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products on February 25, 2020, after the previous CEO, Bob Iger, stepped down.

Bob Chapek Age

How old is Bob? Disney’s CEO, Mr. Chapek is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born Robert Alan Chapek on 21 August 1960, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States, and raised in Hammond, Indiana, U.S.

Bob Chapek Education

In 1977, Chapek graduated from George Rogers Clark Jr./Sr. High School. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and from Michigan State University with a Master of Business Administration.

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Bob Chapek Nationality

Bob is an American national and citizen by birth. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States, and raised in Hammond, Indiana, the U.S. Bob is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Bob Chapek’s Family| Parents

Robert Chapek was born in the Chicago suburbs in 1960 to working-class parents, Marie (Lofay) and Bernard W. Chapek. He was raised in Hammond, Indiana. His father served in World War II. His family went to Walt Disney World on an annual basis.

Bob Chapek’s Wife | Partner |Spouse

Bob Chapek CEO of Disney| Career

Mr. Chapek got a job in the brand management department at H. J. Heinz Company. At the same time, he worked for J. Walter Thompson, which is now Wunderman Thompson. He joined The Walt Disney Company in 1993. His tenure at Disney began when he was named unit president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, a division of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. When he first joined the company in 1993, he worked in the unit. Chapek remained as unit president until 2006, when he rose to become Disney’s worldwide president of home video, a position he held until November 2009. Chapek was Walt Disney Studios’ president of distribution for the next two years. He was appointed as the president of Disney Consumer Products. He then rose to the position of Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on 23rd February 2015.

He succeeded Thomas O. Staggs, who had been named COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Disney the previous month. In March 2018, Chapek’s unit, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, was merged with the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment and renamed Walt Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products as part of the company’s strategic reorganization. Chapek, as chairman of the former, was named chairman of this new segment. Chapek remained in his position until February 2020, when he was named as the successor to Robert Allen Iger, also known as Bob Iger, the sixth and former CEO of Disney, who stepped down. On February 20, 2020, the announcement was made.