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Susan Arnold, Disney

Susan Arnold has been officially appointed by the Walt Disney Company as Chairman of the Board as of December 31, 2021. She has already served on the board for 14 years and has been working as its independent lead director since 2018.

Susan Arnold will succeed Bob Iger who will leave his role as Exective Chairman and Chairman of the Board at the end of 2021. In a press release Bob Iger said "Susan is an incredibly esteemed executive whose wealth of experience, unwavering integrity, and expert judgment have been invaluable to the Company since she first joined the Board in 2007,"

Susan Arnold, Disney
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Iger also added "Having most recently served as independent Lead Director, Susan is the perfect choice for Chairman of the Board, and I am confident the Company is well-positioned for continued success under her guidance and leadership. It has been a distinct honor to work with Susan and our many other talented directors, and I am incredibly grateful for the support and wise counsel they have provided during my tenure.”

Arnold praised Bob Iger for his "extraodinary leadership" and promises she "will look forward to continuing to serve the long-term interests of Disney’s shareholders and working closely with CEO Bob Chapek as he builds upon the Company’s century-long legacy of creative excellence and innovation.”

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If you would like to find out more about the key people currently working at Disney, check out one of our latest features, Who's Who At Disney? Behind The Big Names You've Gotta Know at the Mouse House (2021 Edition)

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