November 22, 2013 |
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger was honored with the UCLA Anderson School of Management John Wooden Global Leadership Award during an evening that celebrated impressive records. At the UCLA gala Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton, Iger's won-loss record was compared to that of the legendary UCLA basketball coach, who posted a 620-147 record in his 27 years at the helm. Since Iger took the reins of the Burbank entertainment giant in 2005, the value of Disney's stock has tripled.
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November 6, 2013 |
A Brentwood house designed by famed architect Paul R. Williams was saved from demolition at the last moment Wednesday when city building officials issued a stop-work order to crews who had already begun dismantling the structure. 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 the house as a local landmark, said Ken Bernstein, principal city planner and manager of the Historic Resources office.
September 24, 2013 |
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said he likes what he sees from Netflix, but added that he thinks it will be hard for the streaming video service to "corner the market. " "No question Netflix has a running start," said Iger, speaking at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia Conference in New York on Tuesday. "I don't think the game is over though. The technology has created the most dynamic media space that we've ever seen. " Burbank-based Disney, the world's largest entertainment company, and Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix inked a licensing deal late last year.
July 1, 2013 |
Robert Iger will remain chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. through June of 2016, which is 15 months longer than expected, the entertainment juggernaut said Monday afternoon. Iger, who also serves as Disney's chairman, had been slated to step down from the chief executive role after March 31, 2015. Now he will vacate both posts on the same day in 2016. By extending Iger's chief executive deal, Disney also gives itself more time to choose a successor for him. Among those bandied about as potential replacements for Iger are Disney Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Thomas Staggs.
June 8, 2013 |
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger revealed details about the company's forthcoming Shanghai Disney Resort while appearing at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China. Speaking on Thursday at the annual conference, Iger said the planned Shanghai development "can't be the Disneyland that Walt built in 1955 for all kinds of reasons.... It has to look, feel, resemble China's Disneyland. And that has taken a lot of thought, a lot of work. " Shanghai Disney Resort, which is under construction, is slated to include two hotels, 495,000 square feet of retail space, a dining and entertainment venue, a lake and other facilities and amenities.
June 7, 2013 |
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger and Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo sold large quantities of company stock in mid-May, when shares of the Burbank entertainment giant were near an all-time high. Iger sold 1 million shares of stock on May 14, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The sale netted Iger $37.7 million before taxes. Rasulo, also a senior executive vice president at Disney, sold 217,264 shares on May 15, netting him $9.2 million before taxes.