The Walt Disney Company has elected Bob Chapek, the company’s newly appointed chief executive, to its board of directors.
“Bob Chapek has demonstrated remarkable leadership in the face of unprecedented challenges that were unimaginable when he became CEO just seven weeks ago, and we’ve watched him navigate this very complex situation with decisiveness and compassion. We are pleased to add Bob to the Board, as we stated we would when he was named CEO.”Susan Arnold, independent lead director of the Disney board & Disney executive chairman Bob Iger
The appointment comes as a surprise as the company’s economy is hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Chapek was named Bob Iger’s successor as the company’s CEO in February 2020.