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Kevin was most recently the CEO of TikTok and COO of its parent company ByteDance Ltd. Prior to TikTok, Kevin was the Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International division at The Walt Disney Company. He oversaw the Company’s international business units, multi-platform streaming services, technology, distribution, global content and advertising sales to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. Mayer’s portfolio included Disney’s international channel and studio operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming businesses globally, including Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu and HotStar, the leading over-the-top streaming service in India.
Mayer was a longtime veteran of The Walt Disney Company, previously serving as senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer, where he was in charge of Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Acquisitions, Enterprise Information Technology, Innovation, Brand and Franchise Management, and Global Corporate Alliances. He oversaw Disney’s key strategic acquisitions including Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and BAMTECH, as well as the acquisition of 21st Century Fox. He created a team focused on growth opportunities by targeting emerging businesses and evaluating new technology and business models. This included the launch of the Disney Accelerator, which aims to bring together industry-leading entrepreneurs, creatives, mentors, investors and technologists to make an impact on the world of media and technology.
Mayer also previously worked at L.E.K. Consulting LLC, where he was a partner and head of the Global Media and Entertainment practice. Prior to L.E.K., he held leading positions at interactive and Internet businesses, including chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Interactive, where he managed all aspects of new media business, including content, sales, business and technology development, and distribution.
Mayer received his M.B.A. from Harvard University, and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.