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The Walt Disney Co. executive chairman Bob Iger has joined his first outside board of directors since stepping down from Apple’s board last year.
Iger is joining the board of Perfect Day Foods, a startup developing vegan dairy alternatives. In announcing the addition of Iger, the company says the former Disney CEO will bring to the firm his “unique blend of operational and global market excellence” and “is poised to help the company execute its rapid expansion plans.”
Iger stepped aside as Disney CEO earlier this year, shifting to an executive chairman role where he oversees the company’s entertainment and programming strategy. In addition to Disney, Iger served on the board of Apple beginning in 2011, stepping aside last year after Apple moved more aggressively into the content business.
“Perfect Day has established both innovation in its use of technology and novel approach to fighting climate change, and clear leadership in building a category with a multi-year head start in the industry they’re helping to build,” Iger said in a statement announcing the news. “I’m thrilled to join at this pivotal moment and support the company’s swift growth into new categories and markets.”
As it happens, Iger also has some history in the (non-vegan) dairy business. He had previously mentored the founders of the Brooklyn-based ice cream company Ample Hills Creamery, and helped them secure space in Disney World, and rights to use Star Wars branding in its flavors.
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