Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger stated, “As CEO of Nike, Mark is widely recognized for driving the stellar growth of an industry-leading brand. His keen insight into consumers and his broad experience in international markets make him a great fit for the Disney Board.”
Parker will stand for election along with the company’s other directors at Disney’s annual meeting on March 3 in Chicago. His appointment brings total membership on the Disney Board to 12.
In a press release, Parker said, “For decades, Disney has delivered truly elevated consumer experiences globally, inspiring generations with creativity and vision. I look forward to working with this team as the company continues to set its sights on the future.”