05 Oct 2017

USA/EMEA: Rebecca Campbell Appointed New President of The Walt Disney Company EMEA

Rebecca Campbell

Walt Disney International has recently announced that Rebecca Campbell, President of Disney’s ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime, will take over the position as President of The Walt Disney Company EMEA, effective from January 1st, 2018. Diego Lerner, who was appointed President in 2009, will return to his home city Buenos Aires/Argentina, where he will take on a new role as part of the Walt Disney International Management team.

In announcing Campbell’s appointment, Andy Bird, Chairman of Walt Disney International, said: “Rebecca’s ability to manage and lead the many disparate and geographically diverse stations across the U.S. with such incredible success makes her the best choice to lead our efforts in such a complex region. […] Her combination of creative experience, leadership skills and business acumen will be a tremendous asset as we continue to develop new avenues of growth,” he said.

Campbell, who has spent the last 20 years in the Disney/ABC Television Group where she is responsible for the company’s eight local TV stations and their digital assets (among other responsibilities), is looking forward to her new challenge: “[…] Diego’s hard work during the past decade leaves us well prepared for our next wave of growth. I look forward to working with everyone in EMEA to elevate the Disney business, deepen our connection with existing consumers, and engage new ones,” said Campbell. (eap)