Mark Parker, Nike’s CEO Joins Disney’s Board of Directors with Effect Immediately

On Monday, Walt Disney Co. said that Mark G. Parker,
Nike Inc.'s chief executive has joined its board of directors. His addition to the board will be effective immediately. The appointment of Mr. Parker makes the total board member numbers to twelve.

According to the company, all the directors of Disney's board will stand for elections during its annual meeting in Chicago, on March 3, including Mr. Parker.

 Mr. Parker has been Nike's CEO and president since January 2006. He joined Nike in 1979 as a footwear designer. He was noted for his practical know-how in designing and engineering. Through his long climb in the company's ladder, he has also served in executive roles in consumer product marketing operation at Nike. Parker graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from the Pennsylvania State University.

Parker said "I look forward to working with this team as the company continues to set its sights on the future." He also praised the company and said, it "has delivered truly elevated consumer experiences globally, inspiring generations with creativity and vision." He says feels honoured to join Disney's board.