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Birthday : 02/10/1951
Public asset : 140,154,772 USD
Linked companies : Apple Inc. - Walt Disney Co
Biography : Robert A. Iger is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 7 different companies and presently h

Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger Resigns from Apple's Board

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09/13/2019 | 04:07pm EDT

By Tripp Mickle

Walt Disney Co.'s Chief Executive Robert Iger resigned from Apple Inc.'s board of directors, the tech giant said on Friday, severing a yearslong connection between the two companies as they prepare to launch competing video-streaming services.

He resigned on Tuesday, Apple said in a one-sentence filing to securities regulators.

Mr. Iger, who has led Disney since 2005, joined Apple's board in 2012 and was serving as the nominating-committee chair and on the compensation committee. He had a close relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, born out of the 2006 sale of Pixar Animation Studios to Disney. Mr. Jobs was Pixar's chairman.

Write to Tripp Mickle at Tripp.Mickle@wsj.com

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