Executive Vice President
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Andrew Sugerman is Executive Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW). In this role, he is responsible for worldwide operations and strategic direction for Disney's publishing businesses around the world, including licensed and vertical books, magazines and comics, digital publishing of eBooks, enhanced eBooks and mobile apps, and its growing learning initiatives - extending content for all key Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm franchises while creating new IP that is leveraged across all areas of the Walt Disney Company.
Sugerman joined Disney Publishing in 2007 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney English, and quickly built it into a thriving learning business, currently with 45+ language learning centers in 11 cities across China. Under Sugerman’s leadership, Disney English set the benchmark in the way children learn English, using a combination of storytelling and cutting edge technology. Sugerman also managed all global learning efforts for Disney Publishing, bringing licensed products to more than 100,000 classrooms in 50 countries.
Prior to joining Disney, Sugerman pioneered global distance learning at EF Education First’s start-up, Englishtown, where he was responsible for business development and general management of all online consumer businesses in Europe, LATAM and Asia.
Disney Publishing Worldwide is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with 700+ million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints and publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, including Topolino and Donald Duck, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes learning centers in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles from a library of 1,000+ titles as well as 100+ original top-ranked apps across the Entertainment, Books and Education marketplaces.