Kareem Daniel
Todd Wawrychuk
United States
2021

The Walt Disney Company

Kareem
Daniel

Chairman, Media & Entertainment Distribution

Disney CEO Bob Chapek surprised many in October 2020 when he bumped Daniel from Consumer Products, Games and Publishing president to head of new division Media & Entertainment Distribution. The promotion put Daniel in charge of Disney’s global content commercialization and distribution ecosystem, including operation of its streaming services, linear TV channels, theatrical distribution and advertising sales. He had worked for Disney as an MBA intern, then did a stint as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs (2004-07), before returning to the Mouse House as director of corporate strategy and business development. Prior to taking his current position, he served as EVP of global business operations for Walt Disney Imagineering (2017-19).

Career

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Goldman Sachs

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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In October 2020, with its theme park income decimated and theatrical releases effectively halted by the pandemic, Disney restructured its operations, putting Daniel in charge of media and entertainment distribution, a new division responsible for delivering and monetizing product from all of the company’s content engines globally across its platforms, as well as the operation of streaming outlets like Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN Plus and upcoming international service Star. He was one of the main faces during Disney’s Investor Day...

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