Iger didn’t when Eisner left in 2005. Plus many of Disney’s institutional investors have long argued Chairman and CEO should not be the same person.
It’s easy to see why Disney investors feel this way after Eisner’s brash behavior and dominance in the boardroom. But I think k it goes way beyond Disney. I think there are very strong arguments in the business world in-general for why the CEO should not be allowed to take on the role of Chairman of the Board. It’s a compete conflict of interest. The CEO shouldn’t even have a seat on the board much less be the chairman.