Facebook COO nominated to Disney board

Dec 23, 2009
heryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has been nominated to serve on the board of directors of Disney
The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has been nominated to serve on the board of directors of the US media and entertainment giant.

The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has been nominated to serve on the board of directors of the US media and entertainment giant.

Disney shareholders will vote on Sandberg’s nomination and the re-election of the other 12 Disney directors at the company's next annual meeting, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, on March 10, 2010, Disney said in a statement.

"Sheryl has been at the forefront of a technological revolution that's opened up a world of new possibilities for consumers and which has greatly affected the way we do business," Disney president and chief executive Robert Iger said.

"Her unique insight, born of great practical experience, will be of considerable value to Disney's shareholders," Iger said.

Sandberg, 40, has served as COO of since March 2008. She worked previously at , where she was vice president of global online sales and operations, at the US Treasury Department and at the World Bank.

Sandberg is also a director of Starbucks Corp.

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