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Nikesh Arora

SoftBank Corp
President & COO
San Francisco Bay Area
Nikesh Arora is Vice Chairman, Representative Director, President & COO of Softbank. In this role, Arora works closely with founder Masayoshi Son to manage the portfolio of interests of the SB Group. Arora is also responsible for the investing activities of SB around the world. Prior to joining Softbank in September 2014, he was chief business officer at Google Inc. and was responsible for all sales, marketing and business development. During his tenure, he grew the business to over $60 billion in revenue. Earlier, he managed Google, Europe. His career includes leadership roles at T-Mobile in Germany, where he was the board member responsible for products and marketing. Earlier, he worked at Fidelity Investments and Putnam Investments in Boston. Arora received a BTech in electrical engineering from IT-BHU and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. He also holds an honorary doctorate in business from Northeastern, a master of finance from Boston College and a CFA credential.