New President Named for The Walt Disney Company EMEA


Rebecca Campbell, the president of the ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime, will assume the role of president of The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1, 2018.

Diego Lerner, the current president of The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will return to his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he will take on a new role as a part of the Walt Disney International management team, reporting to its chairman, Andy Bird.

Bird said, “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. 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.”

Campbell added: “I want to thank Andy for giving me this incredible opportunity to lead the talented EMEA team. I couldn’t be more honored. Diego’s hard work during the past decade leaves us well-prepared for our next wave of growth. I look forward to working with everyone in EMEA to elevate the Disney business, deepen our connection with existing consumers and engage new ones.”

“Diego’s contributions to The Walt Disney Company have been transformational and long-lasting,” said Bird. “In addition to successfully helping us expand in key international markets, launching new businesses and developing new programming, he is a trusted advisor and tireless advocate for what makes Disney stand apart: our commitment to creating high-quality family entertainment. While Diego will be returning home to Buenos Aires, he will remain a key part of the WDI management team.”