LA 2024 appoint Disney CEO as new Vice Chair

By iSportconnect | July 12, 2016

Los Angeles 2024 has appointed Bob Iger, the Chairman and CEO of TheWalt Disney Company, as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors.

In his time at Disney, Iger acquired the likes of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

Iger said: “The Olympic Movement celebrates the indomitable human spirit and brings people together across continents and cultures in a powerful, shared experience.”

“It’s an important endeavor, and I’m proud to support LA 2024’s effort to bring the Games back to Los Angeles and to reimagine them in ways that engage the global community, elevate the movement, and inspire a new generation.”

Prior to his current role, Iger served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company beginning October 2005 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000-2005.

He has also served as Chairman of The ABC Group and as President of Walt Disney International.

Los Angeles are among four bids looking to host the 2024 games alongside Budapest, Rome and Paris.