Nikesh Arora appointed As SoftBank president

June 20, 2015 Internet

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India-born Ex-Googler Nikesh Arora has been appointed the President of Japan’s telecommunications giant SoftBank Corporation.

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora, Age 47, who earlier held the vice president’s post, was appointed company president and chief operating officer at a general meeting of shareholders here yesterday.
In a management reshuffle last month, Arora – then investments head – was named as a potential successor to company chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, as the telecoms conglomerate steps up its overseas expansion.
Arora joined the Japanese company just last September.

Arora gave up his high-profile post at the Internet search giant to join the Japanese firm in October last year.

SoftBank paid out a total of 47.5 billion yen in dividends for fiscal 2014. Arora’s package is worth about one-third of that.

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