Disney Streaming Exec Kevin Mayer Becomes TikTok’s New CEO
Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app’s parent company ByteDance.
华特-迪士尼公司(Walt Disney Company)直接面向消费者的国际业务主管凯文•梅尔(Kevin Mayer)即将离职，出任TikTok首席执行官，同时也是这家流行视频应用程序的母公司字节跳动(ByteDance)的首席运营官。
Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app Musical.ly) becomes ByteDance’s vice president of product and strategy.
创始人张一鸣将继续担任字节跳动的首席执行官，而TikTok总裁Alex Zhu(之前的app Musical.ly的联合创始人)将担任字节跳动的产品和战略副总裁。
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the amazing team at ByteDance,” Mayer said in a statement.
“Like everyone else, I’ve been impressed watching the company build something incredibly rare in TikTok – a creative, positive online global community – and I’m excited to help lead the next phase of ByteDance’s journey as the company continues to expand its breadth of products across every region of the world.”
The news was confirmed in announcements from ByteDance and Disney.
Mayer’s role involved overseeing Disney’s streaming strategy, including the launch of Disney+ last fall, which has already grown to more than 50 million subscribers.