Nikesh Arora

About Nikesh Arora

Who is it?: Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp
Birth Day: February 09, 1968
Birth Place: Indian
Alma mater: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi Boston College Northeastern University
Occupation: President and COO of SoftBank Corp. (2014-2016)
Spouse(s): Ayesha Thapar

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora was born on February 09, 1968 in Indian, is Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp. Nikesh Arora is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp; he was with SoftBank Corp from October 2014 until June 2016. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was a top executive at Google where he held multiple senior operating leadership roles. At one point in his career, he was Google's highest paid executive—he received a compensation package of $57.1 million in 2013. While working with SoftBank, he earned a salary of $208 million over a period of two years which made him one of the highest-paid executives in the world. Born in India, he earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and worked for a while with Wipro. He then proceeded to the United States to pursue a degree in management from Northeastern University. He began his career working with Fidelity Investments as an analyst and simultaneously worked towards his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. During the 2000s he joined Google, a relatively small company at that time. At Google he held multiple senior operating leadership roles, eventually reaching the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer. He quit Google in 2014 to join SoftBank as President and Chief Operating Officer. His abrupt resignation from SoftBank in June 2016 came as a shock to many in the business fraternity.
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Popular As Nikesh Arora
Occupation Business People
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 09, 1968 (Indian)
Birthday February 09
Town/City Indian
Nationality Indian

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Nikesh Arora’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Nikesh Arora was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.



Born to an Indian Air Force officer, Arora graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU in Varanasi with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989. He holds a degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He also holds the CFA designation.


Arora began his career at Fidelity Investments in 1992, holding a variety of Finance and Technology management positions, ultimately serving as Vice President, Finance of Fidelity Technologies.


From 2001 to 2004, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG. He was Chief Executive Officer and Founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.


Arora joined Google in 2004. He held multiple senior operating leadership roles at Google, serving as President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development from 2009 to 2010, President Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President, Europe Operations from 2004 to 2007. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google Inc. (Google) since January 2011 until July 2014.


Since 2007, Arora has also served as a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm.


He left Google in July 2014 resigning from the post of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer.

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