Management team

Management team

The Management Committee defines and implements overall Group strategy. It is an international management team endowed with a solid expertise.

Natacha Rafalski, Présidente of Disneyland Paris

On December 12, 2018, Natacha Rafalski was appointed Présidente of Disneyland Paris. Prior to that, she had served as Vice President, Finance since October 2017 and then as Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Finance CFO, since July 2018. Prior to joining Disneyland® Paris, Natacha was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President, TWDC (The Walt Disney Company) Greater China. Previously, Natacha worked in the Corporate Treasury division of TWDC as Vice President Corporate Finance, where she supervised film fundraising efforts as well as project financing activities related to Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disney Resort. She also led TWDC’s global capital markets business and led the global treasury management group at The Walt Disney Company.

Grégoire Champetier, Senior vice president, Head of Commercial

Grégoire Champetier joined Disneyland Paris on May, 2017 as Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial. This role brings together Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management & Analytics and Global Development departments. Before joining Disney, Grégoire had been Chief Marketing Officer at the AccorHotels Group since 2011, in charge of distribution and loyalty. Previously, Grégoire has worked for McDonald’s France. He joined the company in 2001 as Director of Marketing before becoming senior VP of marketing, corporate communication, real estate development, construction, and sustainable development. In 2004, his role was broadened to include all of southern Europe. In 1997, he joined BDDP/TBWA after having worked 5 years at Publicis Conseil, working in communication and publicity. Grégoire began his career in 1988 as a Marketing Executive at the Olympic Games Organisation in Albertville.


Daniel Delcourt, Chief Operating Officer

Daniel’s experience in the hospitality industry spans nearly 30 years. With 23 years of experience with Disney, Daniel Delcourt held various positions of increasing responsibilities before being promoted to Vice President, Hotels and Convention Centers in January 2007, responsible for enhancing productivity and creating strategies for the Disneyland Paris hotel complex. In April 2012, Daniel joined Disneyland Resort California as Vice President Resort Hotels & Downtown Disney before being named Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer at Disneyland Paris in July 2014.


Francesca Romana Gianesin, Senior Vice President, Experience & Product Synergy & Integration

Francesca Romana Gianesin is currently Vice President, Partnerships for Disneyland Paris, responsible for all Disneyland Paris strategic partnerships including Corporate Alliances, Operating Participants, and Business Solutions. Prior to that, she was Vice President EMEA for Disney Consumer Products and was based in London. She also led the relationship between The Walt Disney Company and some of the biggest international retailers, and she led the Luxury segment, signing partnerships at global level with the most famous fashion brands in the world for adult and kids business. Previously she held different positions in The Walt Disney Company Italy as VP Disney Consumer Products or Vice President Integrated Retail. Francesca has a FMCG background and prior to joining Disney, she held different positions in Johnson Wax, in Unichips Group and in Sara Lee-Playtex.


Angela Bliss, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Disneyland Paris

Angela Bliss joined Disneyland Paris in April 2019 as Vice President, Communications Europe and Public Affairs, Europe, Middle East and Africa, serving on the Disneyland Paris steering committee. Angela leads communication strategy aimed at strengthening the reputation of Disneyland Paris and driving the business. Prior to joining Disneyland Paris, Angela served as Vice President, Employee Engagement and Connections, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. She also held key executive roles leading global communications efforts as Vice President, Global PR and Strategic Communications Planning and Vice President, External Communications & Executive Engagement. During her career, Angela has held different positions in The Walt Disney Company, leading consumer press relations for Disneyland Paris, and launching Disney Cruise Line, Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort. She also served as Director of Worldwide Public Relations for Pixar Animations Studios and Senior Director of Corporate Public Relations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.


Gilles Dobelle, Deputy Chief Counsel, Legal and European Affairs

Gilles joined the Euro Disney Group in April 2011 as Managing Vice President, General Counsel. He accomplished most of his career in financial institutions where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. After being a lawyer specialized in corporate law (mergers and acquisitions) in a law firm, Gilles joined the Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank group in 1990 before joining the Deutsche Bank group in 1996 where he was promoted to General Counsel France. In 2003, he became General Counsel Europe for General Electric Corporate Finance Bank and extended then his responsibilities to become in 2005 Chief Compliance Officer in charge of the respect of the financial regulations and management of the reputational risk.


Boris Solbach, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Disneyland Paris

Boris Solbach is joining Disneyland Paris in May 2019 as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, serving on the Disneyland Paris steering committee.  Prior to joining Disneyland Paris, Boris served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director for The Walt Disney Company Germany since 2010. There he oversaw a vast business portfolio including pay and free TV, media and theatrical distribution, (online) gaming, retail, consumer products and live entertainment. He also was responsible for Finance, Accounting, Business Development, Sourcing & Procurement, IT and Facilities.  Prior to this, Boris served as Vice President Global Business Development and Planning for the Disney Store, based in London and held different positions in The Walt Disney Company, working both for Walt Disney International as Director, Business Development, Russia, and for Disney Consumer Products, in Germany, in the United States and in France. Boris started his career at Walt Disney World Resort in 1990, as Cultural Representative of Germany at EPCOT Center.

David Wilson

David A. Wilson, Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering Site Leader for Disneyland Paris, Project Design & Delivery Executive for Disneyland Paris, Managing Director of Euro Disneyland Imagineering

Serving on Disneyland Paris Steering Committee, David Wilson directs an international team of more than 350 “Imagineers” who oversee the conception, design, strategy development, budget, schedule and quality of major resort projects at the resort. David has been responsible for projects such as Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Crush’s Coaster, Ratatouille: The Adventure or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror just to name a few. He is currently managing a €2 billion investment program that will transform Walt Disney Studios Park and other areas of Disneyland Paris over the next several years.David initially joined Disney in 1991 after serving six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineering officer.