Luke Kang

President, The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Member Since: 2016

Luke Kang is currently President, The Walt Disney Company in the Asia Pacific, with direct responsibility for media networks, direct-to-consumer offerings including Disney+, media distribution, and motion picture businesses in Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.

Luke joined the Company in 2011 as Managing Director of Korea where he led major strategic and organizational changes that resulted in record growth in the business. Following his time in Seoul, Luke moved to Shanghai in 2014 to manage the Greater China business and drove significant growth and expansion of Disney’s footprint by pivoting the strategy to focus on localization, digital, and consumer engagement. As a result, all segments including Studio, Content Sales, and Consumer Products increased exponentially, significantly outpacing the market. In 2017, Luke’s responsibilities expanded to include Japan and Korea in addition to Greater China where the team continued to drive significant growth, launched Disney+ in Japan, and completed the integration of the Fox businesses in the region.

A veteran in the media & entertainment industry, Luke has held various senior roles at Viacom/MTV Networks Asia Pacific and digital media startups in Silicon Valley and Asia prior to joining Disney. Previous to this, he was with The Monitor Group as a management consultant as well as The Ministry of Finance & Economy of the Republic of Korea. Luke holds an M.S. in Management as a Sloan Fellow from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan.