Nikesh Arora appointed SoftBank president

Published - June 20, 2015 05:32 pm IST - Tokyo

Nikesh Arora.

Nikesh Arora.

India-born former Google executive Nikesh Arora has been appointed the president of Japan’s telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp that paid the “rising star” a whopping USD 135 million for the financial year 2014.

Mr. Arora was appointed company president and chief operating officer at a general meeting of shareholders in Tokyo on Friday.

In a management reshuffle in May, Mr. Arora — then investments head — was named as a potential successor to company chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

He was previously chief business officer of Google Inc., which he entered in 2004 as a telecom industry analyst before being recruited by Mr. Son.

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