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Disney’s CEO succession turmoil and the importance of bench strength

Patricia Lenkov

Until April of this year, Disney seemed to have an internal successor in place to take over from CEO Bob Iger when he retired in June 2018. However, as they say, the best-laid plans… Iger’s anointed successor was COO Tom Staggs, and in early April, he threw succession at Disney into turmoil when he unexpectedly stepped down.

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