The Walt Disney Company has announced that technology executive Amy Chang, and lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald have been elected to the Board of Directors.  

What’s Happening:

  • The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors has announced the election of two new directors: Amy Chang and Calvin McDonald.
  • Ms. Chang is veteran technology executive and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble and Marqeta. She’s also an advisor to Cisco, HubSpot and others along with various private companies.
  • Mr. McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of lululemon athletica inc. and is also a member of its Board of Directors.
  • The elections of Ms. Chang and Mr. McDonald are effective immediately.

About Amy Chang and Calvin McDonald:

  • From 2018-2020, Ms. Chang served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration business. She joined Cisco through the acquisition of the company she founded, Accompany, an artificial intelligence/machine learning-based relationship intelligence platform.
  • Throughout her career, Ms. Chang has worked for major companies in the tech sector, has served as an advisor, and sat on boards for some of the biggest global companies:
    • Google
    • eBay
    • McKinsey
    • Intel
    • AMD
    • Motorola
    • Cisco
    • Splunk
    • Informatica
  • Mr. McDonald joined lululemon in August 2018. Under his leadership, the company has delivered significant growth, accelerated sustainability initiatives, and expanded its international business.
  • Some of his career highlights include:
    • President and CEO of Sephora Americas
    • President and CEO of Sears Canada
    • 17 year tenure at Loblaw Companies Limited
    • Serving on the Board of Directors of Cole Haan

What They’re Saying:

  • Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company: “Amy Chang and Calvin McDonald are highly-respected leaders with a deep understanding of the nexus between technology and the consumer experience, and we are excited to have them join the Disney board. Ms. Chang brings vast expertise in the tech industry, where her developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence have enabled companies to improve collaboration and gain deeper consumer insights. And Mr. McDonald has a wealth of experience in scaling brand-name retailers like lululemon through innovation, finding new ways to connect with consumers across digital channels, in stores and at home.”
  • Amy Chang: “It is such an honor to become part of the Disney journey. With all the momentum and innovation within the company across every part of the consumer experience, I can’t wait to watch this next generation of stories and experiences come to life.”
  • Calvin McDonald: “I am excited to join the Board of Directors of Disney, an amazing organization that continually sets the standard worldwide for innovation, creativity, and bringing people together. I look forward to supporting CEO Bob Chapek and the management team with insights and learnings gained from our experience at lululemon in creating enduring relationships with our guests.”