TikTok to Hire Disney’s Head of Streaming Kevin Mayer as CEO

Posted on 05/18/2020


Kevin Mayer, the Head of Streaming at The Walt Disney Company, will become the next Chief Executive Officer of social media service TikTok. Mayer will also serve as chief operating officer of Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese company that owns TikTok, effective June 1, 2020. Mayer was part of Disney’s move to acquire Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel, and 21st Century Fox. ByteDance was founded by Zhang Yiming in 2012. ByteDance’s core product, Toutiao, is a content platform in China and worldwide.

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