Carolina Lightcap named president Disney Channel Worldwide


MUMBAI: Carolina Lightcap has been promoted to president, Disney Channels Worldwide, it was announced by Disney Media Networks co-chair and Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney, to whom she will report. 


Lightcap joined The Walt Disney Company in 2000 and most recently served in the dual roles of senior vice president, Programming and Creative Affairs, Disney Channels Latin America, and chief marketing officer, The Walt Disney Company, Latin America.  She will assume her new position within the Disney/ABC Television Group effective immediately and will relocate from Buenos Aires to Burbank.


Lightcap will be charged with shepherding Disney Channels Worldwide, the global leader in kid-focused, family-inclusive entertainment, through its next period of growth.  The Disney Channel global executive team representing programming and production, business affairs, business planning and development, marketing, brand management, advertising sales and Radio Disney, will report to her. 


Disney Channels Worldwide chief creative officer and president entertainment Gary Marsh, who is in charge of all program development, creative and production, will report to Lightcap.


In making the announcement, Sweeney stated, "Carolina has made enormous contributions to Disney over the past decade, especially in launching and building Disney Channel Latin America into the number 1 cable channel in the region.  She’s a highly respected member of our global team and her wealth of experience, leadership acumen and programming, marketing and franchise building skills make her the ideal executive to lead Disney Channels Worldwide into the future."