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SoftBank names its Japan telecom chief Miyauchi as president

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son will remain at the helm of SoftBank Group longer than planned. Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters Tokyo, Japan Jun 22, 2016, 07.25 AM (IST)
SoftBank Group Corp said today that Ken Miyauchi, head of the group's Japanese telecommunications operations, would become president and chief operating officer to replace Nikesh Arora.

Arora, the former Google executive handpicked by the SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son as his successor, has abruptly quit as president after it became clear that Son wanted to remain at the helm longer than first planned.

(Reuters)
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