During a meeting of the Supervisory Board of Euro Disney SCA held on 28 May 2015, the “Board” approved the appointment of Karl L. Holz as a new member, succeeding Thomas O. Staggs who stepped down following his promotion to Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company.
This appointment will be submitted for ratification at the next annual Shareholders meeting of Euro Disney SCA.
Mr. Holz began his career with The Walt Disney Company’s Parks & Resorts in 1996 and has held various leadership positions including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney SAS from 2005 to 2008.
Earlier in his tenure with Disney, Holz served as senior vice president of operations at Walt Disney World Resort before being promoted to president of the Disney Cruise Line. In 2004 Holz became chief operating officer at Euro Disney SCA, and in May 2005 was promoted after André Lacroix resigned.
Born in Hinzweiler, Germany, he is married to his college sweetheart, Wendy. Both are graduates of SUNY Fredonia, class of 1973 and they have two children.
Since 2009, he has-been President of New Vacation Operations and Disney Cruise Line for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide.
Karl L. Holz is the current President for Disney Cruise Line as of February 14, 2009. Holz was moved back to his former role as part of the corporate merger of Disney Cruise Line and New Vacation Operations.
Holz oversees four cruise ships, the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and the Disney Fantasy along with Disney’s private Island Castaway Cay. His responsibilities for DCL include shipboard operations, purchasing and logistics, entertainment, programming and operations integration, risk management, marine and technical operations and shoreside travel operations.