Kareem Daniel Exiting Disney in Returning CEO Bob Iger’s First Big Move

The Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution chief oversaw streaming and ad sales

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Bob Iger is wasting no time making changes at Disney.

On Sunday, Disney’s board of directors announced Iger was back as CEO at the company, replacing Bob Chapek. Now, Chapek’s right-hand executive is gone too.

Monday afternoon, Iger sent a memo to Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution employees noting that Kareem Daniel, the company’s chairman of media and distribution, is moving on amid a major restructuring.

“I’ve asked Dana Walden, Alan Bergman, Jimmy Pitaro and Christine McCarthy to work together on the design of a new structure that puts more decision-making back in the hands of our creative teams and rationalizes costs, and this will necessitate a reorganization of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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