Indian-born Nikesh Arora was on 11 May 2015 appointed as the President of Japan’s multinational telecommunications and internet company SoftBank Corp.
As per the announcement made at the company’s earning conference, he will also be the Representative Director of SoftBank Corp.
Before the present elevation, he had been the Vice Chairman of the company and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SB Group US, Inc. (former SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc.) since September 2014.
He succeeds Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of the Softbank Corp.
Earlier, Arora worked in Google for 10 years and left the company as the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer before joining SoftBank Corp. in 2014.
When: 11 May 2015