Disney has reorganized its international business ahead of its pending acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox. The Hollywood studio has revealed the executives from both Disney and Fox that will lead its global units.
Rebecca Campbell, who currently serves as President, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will continue in this role with added oversight of Russia and CIS. Diego Lerner, who currently serves as President, The Walt Disney Company Latin America, will lead the Lat Am business and Uday Shankar, who currently serves as President, 21st Century Fox, Asia, and Chairman and CEO of Star India, will become Chairman, Star and Disney India, and President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific.
Long-serving Disney exec Janice Marinelli will serve as President, Global Content Sales and Distribution.
No word on any departures as yet per Disney’s official announcement.
Campbell, Lerner, Marinelli and Shankar will report to Kevin Mayer, Chairman of The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment.
Jan Koeppen, currently President of Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa, will serve as President, Television and Direct to Consumer, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, Marina Jigalova-Ozkan, who will continue in her current role as DTCI’s Managing Director, Russia and CIS for The Walt Disney Company CIS and Carlos Martinez, President, Fox Networks Group, Latin America, who will serve as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Media Networks, North and Brazil, The Walt Disney Company Latin America.
“The planned restructuring of our business units outside of the U.S. will result in a stronger, more agile organization, one that is better able to pivot and capitalize on the many opportunities present in today’s fast-changing and increasingly complex global marketplace,” said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment. “Once the acquisition is complete, all three regions will be led by exceptional, highly experienced executives who will combine the ‘best of the best’ talent from both organizations. This new structure and the outstanding leadership team we’ve put in place are clear demonstrations of our strong commitment to integrating operations and thoughtfully executing our strategic priorities around the globe.”