SoftBank Group announced the appointment of Marcelo Claure as COO of SoftBank Group and CEO of SoftBank Group International.
In his new management role at SoftBank, Claure will work closely with Masayoshi Son and Rajeev Misra in managing the operations of SoftBank’s increasingly global portfolio of companies.
Claure will be responsible for ensuring that all group companies and investments are meeting the financial and operating objectives, as well as managing group synergies and transformations. In addition, he will be responsible for leading global government affairs. He will also be responsible for SoftBank’s ongoing investment in Sprint and the combined Sprint / T-Mobile company.
Sprint, one of SoftBank’s largest portfolio companies, also announced that Claure will become Executive Chairman, which is expected to occur on or before May 31, 2018. In his new role at Sprint, Claure will work closely with Michel Combes, who will take over as CEO, to guide Sprint’s strategy and its planned combination with T-Mobile until the closing of the proposed merger.
Marcelo Claure is currently CEO of Sprint, a member of the Board of Directors of SoftBank Group Corp, a member of the Board of Directors of Arm, and Chairman of CTIA – The Wireless Association.