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SoftBank's Son taps former Google exec as successor

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Mr Son introducing Mr Arora during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, naming him his heir apparent. "He also enjoys a much greater network and more extensive knowledge in technology than I," says the CEO.

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MASAYOSHI Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Corp, has named the company's vice-chairman his heir apparent, announcing that the former Google executive will assume the post of representative director and president in June.

Nikesh Arora, 47, who joined the

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