Disney Appoints New EMEA President

Rebecca Campbell will take over all lines of business for the company, excluding ESPN and Disneyland Resort Paris, at the beginning of 2018.

EMEA–Walt Disney International has appointed Rebecca Campbell to serve as the president of its EMEA business, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

In her new role, Campbell will be responsible for overseeing all lines of business for The Walt Disney Company in the EMEA region, excluding ESPN and Disneyland Resort Paris.

Campbell is currently the president of ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime, and is responsible for the company’s eight local TV stations and their digital assets. She also oversees ABC National Television Sales.

Prior to her 20-year Disney/ABC Television Group career, Campbell led local television stations in Pennsylvania and New York. She also served as president and general manager of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, the highest-rated station in the Philadelphia market.

"Rebecca's ability to manage and lead the many disparate and geographically diverse stations across the U.S. with such incredible success makes her the best choice to lead our efforts in such a complex region,” says Andy Bird, chairman, Walt Disney International. “Given Rebecca's leadership role in the ever-changing media and entertainment landscape, she is uniquely positioned for success. Her combination of creative experience, leadership skills and business acumen will be a tremendous asset as we continue to develop new avenues of growth."

Furthermore, Diego Lerner, current president, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will take on a new role in Argentina as part of the Walt Disney International management team.

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