Who is Rajeev Misra? The India-born newest Executive VP on Softbank board

By: |
Updated: June 4, 2018 1:04:08 PM

India-born Rajeev Misra, who manages Softbank's $100 billion investment fund, will soon have a new position -- a seat at the table with Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

Meet Rajeev Misra, India-born newest board memberIndia-born Rajeev Misra, who manages Softbank’s 0 billion investment fund, will soon have a new position

India-born Rajeev Misra, who manages Softbank’s $100 billion investment fund, will soon have a new position — a seat at the table with Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son. Rajeev Misra has been elevated to Executive Vice President of the Board of Directors at Japanese conglomerate Softbank, which puts him in the coveted group of top executives who could potentially become Masayoshi Son’s successor. He is also the director of Uber Technologies in India.

Born in Bhoisahi in Balasore town of Odisha, Rajeev Mishra, 56, holds Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He then went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management. So far, Rajeev Misra has worked for several top financial companies such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, UBS Group, Fortress Investment Group.

In November 2014, he joined SoftBank as the head of strategic finance and was appointed CEO of $93bn investment fund called Softbank Vision Fund. Rajeev Misra’s appointment is currently subject to the approval of the shareholders and Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held on June 20, 2018. “Rajeev Misra will continue to serve as CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisers,” the company said in a statement.

Besides Rajeev Misra, two others have been promoted to the executive post as well. Marcelo Claure, COO of the company and Katsunori Sago, Chief Strategy Officer will also be the members of the board.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1BSNL Maange More: Give free spectrum, will boost revenues
2FM radio: Chanels air fewer ads to keep listeners tuned in
3Cane dues: UP government writes to food ministry on fixing ex-factory rate