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Who Is Disney Board Chair Susan Arnold?

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Susan Arnold had been named as chairperson of the board of the Walt Disney Company  (DIS) - Get Walt Disney Company Report replacing Robert Iger, effective December 31, 2021.

Arnold is a 14-year member of the Disney board and has served as its independent Lead Director since 2018. Previously, Susan Arnold will be the first woman chair in the 98-year history of the entertainment company.

Previously, Arnold was an operating executive of The Carlyle Group from 2013 - 2021 and also served as President of Global Business Units of Procter & Gamble and Director of the McDonald’s Corp.

In a released statement, Arnold commented, “As I step into this new role as Chairman of the Board, I look forward to continuing to serve the long-term interests of Disney’s shareholders and working closely with CEO Bob Chapek as he builds upon the Company’s century-long legacy of creative excellence and innovation,”

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