Sprint announced on Friday that it has appointed former Google executive Nikesh Arora to the company’s board of directors. Arora worked at Google for a decade, leaving his post as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer in August to become Vice Chairman and CEO of Internet and Media at SoftBank, the parent company of Sprint.
Arora held several other senior executive roles at Google, including 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. The Boston College alum also has management experience at T-Mobile Europe and Bharti Airtel.
“We’re very fortunate to have Nikesh join the Sprint board at this important juncture,” said Masayoshi Son, chairman of Sprint’s board of directors. “His broad experience and executive leadership in leading edge technology companies will provide valuable insight and perspective to further Sprint’s growth and overall competitiveness.”
Sprint now has nine members on its board of directors.