Robert Chapek


2009 PERSON OF THE YEAR

Bob Chapek is the President of Walt Disney’s Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment. He is responsible for the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution of the studio’s Disney, Touchstone, Miramax, Dimension and ABC properties in the home entertainment marketplace.

Bob has led the organization to record-setting performances on titles as diverse as The Lion King, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Finding Nemo, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as well as dominance of the direct-to-video business through the Disney Video Premieres line of sequels to classic Disney movie franchises.

Bob also has an active role with his graduate school alma mater, Michigan State University, holding two different board positions. Bob holds a B.S. degree from Indiana University (’81) and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University (’84) and resides in Southern California with his wife and three children.

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