Japan’s SoftBank names former Google CBO Nikesh Arora president
India-born former Google chief business officer Nikesh Arora has been appointed the President of Japan’s telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp that paid the “rising star” a whopping $135 million for the financial year 2014.
Arora, 47, who earlier held the vice-president’s post, was appointed the company’s president and chief operating officer at a general meeting of shareholders here.
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.