Disney taps director for Chinese ops

Hong Kong theme park opening next September

Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations.

Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement.

“China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt Disney International, said in the statement.

Disney’s Hong Kong theme park, its first in Asia outside of Tokyo and its third outside the U.S., opens next September.

Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Cheung worked in the Shanghai offices of Pillsbury Co., where he managed North Asian operations.

More Scene

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22:

    SZA Holds Nothing Back in Second Show Since Vocal Injury Scare

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

  • 'SORRY TO BOTHER YOU'

    Why 'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley Thinks His Satirical Comedy Is 'Realistic'

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    Disney has named former Johnson & Johnson executive Stanley Cheung to head its Chinese operations. Cheung, 46, who ran Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in China, will become managing director of Walt Disney Co. (China), the company said in an e-mailed statement. “China is of great strategic importance to Disney,” Andy Bird, president of Walt […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content