Diversity Leadership: Robert A. Iger, The Walt Disney Company

Robert A. Iger


Chairman and CEO

The Walt Disney Company

“We believe that achieving a consistently high level of corporate citizenship fundamentally adds to shareholder value, and as such is worth every bit of time and investment we put into it,” Bob Iger writes in The Walt Disney Company‘s 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report.

Under his leadership, Disney has become the largest media company in the world. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO in 2005, Iger served as the company’s President and CEO and as President and COO. He began his career with ABC in 1974 and became Chairman of the ABC Group in 1996 when Disney bought the network. He added the role of President of Walt Disney International in 1999.

He is a member of the board of directors of the U.S.-China Business Council, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Export Council. He is also co-chair of the Partnership for a New American Economy and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Iger has a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College.

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