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Robert Iger

Robert A. "Bob" Iger (born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman and the current president and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company. He ... More »Robert A. "Bob" Iger (born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman and the current president and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company. He was named president of Disney in 2000, and later succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive in 2005, after a successful effort by Roy E. Disney to shake-up the management of the company. Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar in 2006, following a period of strained relations with the animation studio. He also led the company to acquire Marvel Entertainment, further broadening the Disney company's character franchises, in 2009. Iger was born in Long Island, New York. His mother worked at Boardman Junior High School in Oceanside, New York and his father was executive vice president and general manager of the Greenvale Marketing Corporation, and a professor of advertising and public relations. Iger completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television & Radio... [ Wikipedia ]

In Filings, Disney Rebuffs Criticism of Shareholders Advisory Service

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday went on the attack against a shareholder advisory service that earlier in the week criticized the entertainment conglomerate’s management structure and the compensation it awards its chief executive, Robert A. Iger. ISS Governance, which advises ...

Rich Ross' departure sends aftershocks at Disney

Rich Ross' exit as Disney film chief reflects the high cost of inexperience and failure to surround himself with knowledgeable aides, observers say. It also raises doubts about CEO Robert A. Iger's ability to modernize the studio. Rich Ross leaves a legacy of costly box-office flops, including ...

Disney CEO Iger: Frozen has restored our mojo

Disney CEO Robert Iger, left, with John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation and Pixar. FORTUNE -- When Walt Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger showed up at the premiere of film Frozen on Nov. 27, he was already sure that the animated musical about two sisters was something ...

Iger’s Bonus Decreases, Disney Filing Shows

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Monday revealed a 15 percent decline in pay in 2013 for its chief executive and chairman, Robert A. Iger, and said that Twitter’s chairman, Jack Dorsey, had been named to its board of directors. Mr. Iger, 62, received overall compensation valued ...

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Las princesas de Disney vs. Darth Vader

El presidente ejecutivo de Disney, Robert Iger, indicó esta semana que las próximas películas de La guerra de las galaxias suplantarán las de Disney en el calendario de lanzamientos. Disney no tiene previsto aumentar su gasto en producción de filmes, dijo Iger, dando a entender que cada ...

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How Disney Bought Lucasfilm—and Its Plans for 'Star Wars'

From left, R2-D2, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and Mickey Mouse By Devin Leonard on March 07, 2013 (enter up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas) One weekend last October, Robert Iger, chief executive officer of Walt Disney ( DIS ...

Five Lessons In Success From Disney's $40 Million CEO

Last year, Disney Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger earned a 20% pay hike boosting his compensation to $40.2 million. Under Iger’s leadership, Disney has been on a tear. The stock is up 38% over the last 12 months to an all-time high of $54 per share. Valuable brands like Pixar...

'Frozen's' cool appeal to be brought to the stage – The Marquee Blog

Disney CEO Robert Iger confirmed as much to Fortune, telling the magazine that the 2013 blockbuster has potential far beyond the movie theater, and could work well as a musical. "Frozen's" songs have become just as popular as the film itself, and seem practically destined for Broadway. ...

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En Disney, más acción y menos drama

Pero personas al tanto dicen que Horn, de 70 años y un veterano en la industria, ha llevado un sentido de autoridad y seriedad a la cúpula del estudio, que había estado sumido en dramas internos desde 2009, cuando el presidente ejecutivo de Disney, Robert Iger, nombró en el cargo a Rich ...

What Disney is really buying

FORTUNE -- Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Robert Iger has transformed The Mouse House into so much more. On Oct. 31, the company agreed to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, a surprise move that will give it control of the lucrative "Star Wars" franchise. The deal seals Iger's ...

Steve Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake

Robert Iger, president and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co, speaks during a news conference after the ground breaking ceremony of the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in Pudong of Shanghai April 8, 2011. (Reuters) - When Disney shareholders vote to re-elect directors at its ...

Pay package for Disney CEO Robert Iger falls 15% in fiscal 2013

Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger. (AFP / Getty Images / December 23, 2013) Robert Iger, the chairman and chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., saw his compensation package drop last year. Iger, 62, received total compensation of $34.3 million for the 2013 fiscal year ...

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'Saving Mr. Banks': Tom Hanks unveils his Bob Iger impression

At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, however, Hanks whipped out his portrayal of a different Disney honcho: current chairman and CEO Robert Iger. Hanks did so while recounting how he got the part of Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks. " "I had all these people telling me ...

Steve Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake

Robert Iger, president and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co, speaks during a news conference after the ground breaking ceremony of the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in Pudong of Shanghai April 8, 2011. Subscribe to The Economic Monitor to get the day's most relevant news, data ...

Exclusive: Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake

Robert Iger, president and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co, speaks during a news conference after the ground breaking ceremony of the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in Pudong of Shanghai April 8, 2011. According to Walt Disney Co's proxy, filed on Friday, directors standing for ...

Disney's Iger helps stop demolition of Williams-designed house

Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger, who lives nearby in a restored Williams house, was among neighbors who alerted the city to the imminent razing. Late Tuesday, the city's Office of Historic Resources informed the owner, Robert Hanasab, that it was initiating an application to designate ...

Exclusive: Disney looks for cost savings, ponders layoffs

Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger announces Disney's new standards for food advertising on their programming targeting kids and families at the Newseum in Washington in this June 5, 2012 file photograph. Walt Disney Co, which reported record earnings in ...

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