Asad Ayaz
United States
2018

Walt Disney Studios, The

Asad
Ayaz

President, Marketing

In 2018, Disney longtimer Ayaz was named to succeed film marketing chief Ricky Strauss, who became president of content and marketing for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. The moves had been rumored for some time, particularly after Ayaz had been courted by Fox and Paramount. By promoting both Ayaz and Strauss, Disney was able to keep two of the most well-regarded employees on its Burbank lot. Ayaz is known for his work promoting the feathers in Disney caps, having been tasked with bringing everything from Pixar to “Star Wars” to the masses. The studio recently crossed the $2 billion mark at the domestic box office, a month faster than it reached that milestone in prior years. Recent hits include “Incredibles 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.”

Career

  • BLACK PANTHER
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • INCREDIBLES 2

Education

  • Bennington College (VT, USA)
  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

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Disney Shakeup: Ricky Strauss Moves to SVOD Service, Asad Ayaz Tapped as Marketing President

Disney Shakeup: Ricky Strauss Moves to SVOD Service, Asad Ayaz Tapped as Marketing President

There's a shakeup in Disney's marketing ranks.As part of the overhaul, longtime studio marketing chief Ricky Strauss has been named president, content and marketing, for the upcoming Disney streaming video on-demand (SVOD) service, a Netflix rival that is set to launch in late 2019. He will be replaced as marketing president by Asad Ayaz.The moves had been rumored for some time, particularly after Ayaz was approached for and turned down top executive jobs at Fox and Paramount. The official announcement...

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