The Walt Disney Company has appointed Sonia Coleman as its vice president for human resources effective April 8, 2023.
Sonia Coleman succeeds Paul Richardson, Chief Human Resource Officer who has worked for Disney for more than 15 years.
Coleman will report directly to the Chief Executive, Bob Iger as Chief Human Resource Officer. She will be responsible for leading Disney’s human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation, and benefits, human resources operations and technology, and global security.
In a statement, the Chief Executive, Bob Iger said “Sonia is widely respected across the company as a gifted leader and strong advocate for our employees.
Her proven expertise in leading the human resources function for our general entertainment businesses and ESPN during a period of unprecedented transformation makes her choice to lead this function company-wide as we implement our new operating structure and position Disney to capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”
Recently, Coleman has been responsible for employee development and engagement, recruitment and compensation, organizational development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.