Disney+ Boss Leaves Company For TikTok

As Disney+ continues to grow, there’s a big shift among the top ranks. The executive that helped to launch the service, Kevin Mayer, has found a new job with the social media app TikTok and is leaving his post.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Mayer said, “I am very proud of what our extraordinary talent Direct-to-Consumer and International team has accomplished in creating and delivering a world-class portfolio of streaming services, particularly Disney+.”

Interestingly, it’s noted by THR that the move comes three months after Mayer was seemingly passed by for the role of Disney CEO. It was February 25 that former CEO Bob Iger announced he was stepping down from the role, naming Bob Chapek, who led Disney’s Parks, Experiences, and Products division, as his replacement. According to THR, Mayer was seen as a likely candidate for the role.

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Author: Chris E. Hayner