Disney CEO Bob Iger Steps Down After 15 Years: ‘This Is the Optimal Time to Transition’

Disney CEO Bob Iger is stepping down immediately from his position after serving in the role for 15 years.Iger, 69, led the company founded by Walt Disney in the 1920s to a new era of film and TV, launching Disney+, overseeing the acquisitions of Star Wars and Pixar and the company’s massively successful Marvel franchise.In a statement on the company’s website, Iger said his transition out of the role was effective immediately.“With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO,

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