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Bob Iger

Bob Iger is the executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company. Before working for Disney, Iger served as the President of ABC Television, and as President/COO of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. Iger was named President and COO of Disney in 2000, and later became CEO in 2005. During his tenure, Iger oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox, as well as the expansion of the company’s theme park resorts in East Asia.

“It takes a little guts, particularly to say to someone like George Lucas, “Do you want to sell your baby?””

— Bob Iger
Featured in these episodes:
Bob Iger, guest
March 23, 2021

From Pixar to Marvel to Lucasfilm, Disney’s Bob Iger defied expectations, acquiring world-renowned brands and meshing them seamlessly with the House of Mouse. In Part 2 of our epic conversation with Iger – Disney’s executive chair and former CEO – we delve into the next phase of the process, how he helped build a diverse, sustainable ecosystem for Disney companies in the China market, and how all the lessons learned played out in the massive acquisition of 20th Century Fox.

Bob Iger, guest
March 2, 2021

An acquisition shouldn’t be a fight to the death. No one knows this better than Bob Iger, executive chair and former CEO of the Walt Disney Company. In this special two-part episode, Iger takes us through how he supercharged the House of Mouse by acquiring Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox.