Robert Chapek was born on August 21, 1960 in Hammond, Indiana. Is an American media leader and finance manager who is (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company. Prior to turning out to be CEO on February 25, 2020, he had a 26-year profession with The Walt Disney Company, starting in the Home Entertainment division, and ascending to turn into the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Chapek worked for the H. J. Heinz Company in brand management and in promoting for J. Walter Thompson prior to joining The Walt Disney Company in 1993.
Of their functioning mother and father, Marie (Lofay) and Bernard W. Chapek. His dad was a World War II veteran. Since both of his parents worked, Chapek portrayed himself as a “latch key child” when this was uncommon. Chapek has been hitched to his better half Cynthia since 1980 and together they have three kids and four grandkids His family went on annual trips to Walt Disney World.
Chapek started his career with the Walt Disney Company in 1993. In July 2006, he was elevated to turn into the leader of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, which included all home video, DVD, and Blu-ray releases for all of the different divisions. Chapek was named leader of Disney Consumer Products in September 2011. In February 2020, Chapek was named CEO of The Walt Disney Company supplanting Bob Iger, who will stay as Executive Chairman until 2021. In 2009, he became leader of distribution for Walt Disney Studios.