Music streaming service Spotify has added four new board members, including former Walt Disney COO Tom Staggs who was seen as the likely successor of Disney boss Bob Iger before surprise news in April 2016 that he was stepping down.
The other new board members are Shishir Mehrotra, YouTube’s former head of product; Padmasree Warrior, who heads of the U.S. unit of Chiense electric auto firm NextEV; and Cristina Stenbeck of Swedish investment firm Kinnevik.
The Financial Times reported the news, citing people familiar with the situation. Spotify did not immediately comment.
The addition of Staggs brings further entertainment industry expertise to the company's board, which previously added Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Spotify has been understood to be looking at expanding its video offerings.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.