Japan telco SoftBank appoints CTO Miyakawa as CEO
© Reuters. SoftBank Corp Representative Director and CTO Junichi Miyakawa speaks during their joint news conference with Toyota Motor Corp Executive Vice President Shigeki Tomoyama in Tokyo
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s third-largest telco SoftBank Corp said on Tuesday that Chief Technology Officer Junichi Miyakawa would become its chief executive effective April 1.
The son of a buddhist priest, Miyakawa is a technical whizz driving projects including the wireless carrier’s 5G build-out. He replaces Ken Miyauchi, a key lieutenant of SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son who took up the post in 2015.
Son, whose investment juggernaut is the telco’s largest shareholder, will continue as chairman of the board of directors, SoftBank Corp said in a statement.
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