Softbank Succession Plan: Rajeev Misra Seen Taking Over From Masayoshi Son
2018-06-07, By: System Administrator
Industry analysts are seeing the rajeev misras elevation from vision fund chief executive officer to executive vice president of the board of directors as yet another attempt to find a successor to softbank group's founder masayoshi son after he steps down.
Though son has given no indication that he might make way for someone else post his retirement, analysts believe that 56-year-old misra who has more than three decades of experience of working in global tech firms is being prepared to fill in sons shoes.
Misra has worked in companies such as deutsche bank ag as the managing director, global co-head of fixed income, currencies and commodities ubs group ag, fortress investment group llc as the senior managing director and partner and in 2014 joined softbank as head of strategic finance for the group.
Misra who is in-charge of softbanks $100 billion fund has been involved in zeroing in potential companies which would not only give company big return on investment but also make it future ready.
Misra, through the vision fund is trying to consolidate the world's e-commerce and telecom business against titans such as google and amazon.