Disney XD has a new leader, as Marc Buhaj is tapped senior veep of programming and general manager of the kid cabler.

Buhaj succeeds David Levine, who will now serve as vice prez of programming, production and strategic development for Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Buhaj most recently served as senior vice prez of international original series and co-productions at Disney TV Animation. As g.m. of Disney XD, Buhaj will oversee multi-platform programming initiatives and report to Sean Cocchia and Paul DeBenedittis, both senior vice presidents at Disney Channels Worldwide.

“Marc has an expansive background in kids TV, spanning programming strategy, content creation and global acquisitions,” said Gary Marsh, prez and CCO of Disney Channels Worldwide. “He is a fresh, innovative thinker who will bring new insights onto our team as we continue to build the Disney XD brand.”