SoftBank is synonymous with Masayoshi Son, the charismatic founder of the Japanese telecom and internet giant that is reshaping global tech with its colossal $93 billion Vision Fund. But behind Japan’s richest man is a team of trusted company veterans, recent banking hires and Silicon Valley tech executives.
Mr. Son’s management team had a major shakeup in 2014, when he hired former senior Google executive Nikesh Arora, who was seen as his heir apparent. Mr. Arora left last year after it became clear that Mr. Son wasn’t going to be retiring anytime soon, but some people recruited by Mr. Arora continue to have important roles in SoftBank’s global investments.