Roger Enrico has resigned as chairman of the board of directors for DreamWorks Animation, effective immediately, the company announced Thursday.
DreamWorks Animation’s board of directors has named fellow board member Mellody Hobson as his successor.
Enrico had served as chairman of DreamWorks Animation since its inception as a public company in 2004. He formerly served as chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, Inc., where he spent 31 years.
“Roger has been an invaluable leader to our board of directors, and his guidance helped put DreamWorks Animation on a path to success from day one,” commented studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. “On behalf of the board of directors and our entire management team, I’d like to deeply thank Roger for his unfailing service over the past eight years and wish him the very best in the future.”