Disney executive Kevin Mayer is leaving the company to become the CEO of the short form video platform TickTock.
Meyer, also named chief operating officer of ByteDance, the parent company of TickTock, was most recently the chairman of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International division since its inception in 2018. In that role he oversaw the launches of Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. And the consolidation of Hulu.
At Disney, Mayer also served as the company’s chief strategy officer and was instrumental in facilitating a number of strategic acquisitions, including the 21st Century Fox acquisition.
Disney CEO Bob Chapeck said in a statement, “Kevin has made a tremendous impact on our company over the years, most recently as the head of our direct customer business. “He has done a great job of overseeing and growing our portfolio of streaming services, while pooling the creative and technical resources needed to launch the hugely successful Disney Plus worldwide.
“After working with Kevin for several years in the senior management team, I am very grateful to him for his support and friendship and wish him unforgettable success going forward,” added Chapek.
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