As Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED), Jim Lygopoulos oversees human resources strategy, talent acquisition, employee relations, rewards, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organization and talent solutions, and HR operations for the segment.
Prior to his current role, Lygopoulos served as Senior Vice President, Corporate HR, where he supported the corporate leaders and teams of the Company. He previously served as General Manager, Taiwan for The Walt Disney Company. In this role, he was responsible for driving The Walt Disney Company’s strategy, coordinating and leading all company business divisions, overseeing Disney global franchises, expanding existing businesses and seeking out new business opportunities in the growing market of Taiwan. Additionally, he served as Vice President, Human Resources for the Company’s Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong initially and then in Shanghai, leading the development and management of the human resources strategies for all of the employees of the Walt Disney Company and all HR teams in Asia Pacific including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Before joining Disney, Lygopoulos held various senior HR positions in Australia.
He received a bachelor of business in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and a master’ s degree from Victoria University in Australia. Lygopoulos is based in Burbank, California.