Iger Joins His First Non-Disney Board of Directors
Following departure from Apple, Bob Iger joins his first non-Disney board of directors…
Unfortunately, COVID-19 — and the trials and tribulations of Disneyland in California — really took some of the luster off of the near peerless leadership record of Iger. However, the Disney executive chairman and chairman of the board of directors remains in demand.
Bob Iger Has A Perfect Day
Thirteen months after Bob Iger left the Apple board of directors, the executive chairman and chairman of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company is joining his only other outside board.
Iger will sit on the board of Perfect Day, a startup that uses fermentation to produce animal-free, flora-made dairy protein…
“Innovation and leadership are both key to world-changing ideas,” he says in a written statement. “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.”
Honored To Have Him Aboard
The cofounders of the company, Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi, are also on the board.
“We’re honored and blown away,” Pandya tells Fast Company. “He’s an actual operator who has scaled and operated a company that is not just huge and well-recognized, but a beloved brand around the world.”
Of course, Iger resigned from Apple’s board of directors in 2019 prior to the real ramp-up of the streaming wars, which Apple had just entered.
Establishing a well-rounded board is key for Perfect Day as the alternative protein industry continues to grow and fermentation technology becomes a key pillar in the industry, said the company, which was founded in 2014. It makes animal-free protein that can be used across products from ice cream and milk to cheese and butter. The taste and texture is the same as dairy “without the environmental, animal welfare, or food safety concerns.” Foods made with Perfect Day protein can be labeled as vegan and lactose-free “and are coming soon to a fridge near you,” it said.