In addition to reporting its earnings for Q2 of 2014, Google today also announced that its Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora will be leaving the company. Arora will be joining SoftBank as a Vice Chairman and CEO of the company’s Internet and Media division. Omid Kordestani, was Google’s business founder and sales team leader, will be taking over as chief business officer.

Google wrote the following in a press release:

Nikesh Arora, our Chief Business Officer, will be leaving Google after ten years at the company to join one of our partners, SoftBank, as Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet & Media. He will join this afternoon’s earnings call as usual. Omid Kordestani, who was our business founder and led our sales teams for many years, will be stepping in to lead our business organization for now.

At Google, Arora oversaw all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. He joined Google in 2004. Prior to becoming a Senior Vice President and Chief Business Offer in 2011, Arora led Google’s global sales operations and developed and managed the company’s efforts in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets. Before Google, Arora held positions at Deutsche Telekom and Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.

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