Marcelo Claure is Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Group Corp. and Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank International, a Japanese multinational conglomerate, and is a member of the SoftBank board of directors. He is also executive chairman of the board of Sprint Corporation where he most recently was Sprint’s CEO. In addition, Marcelo serves on the board of Arm, a leading global chip technology developer. He is chairman of CTIA, a national trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States, and is also chairman of Miami Beckham United, Miami’s major league soccer franchise.
Marcelo was selected by SoftBank’s founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son to ensure that SoftBank’s global portfolio group companies and investments are meeting their financial and operating objectives. He is also responsible for managing group synergies and transformations. Marcelo manages some of SoftBank Group’s strategic corporate functions including global government affairs. Mr. Claure is also responsible for SoftBank’s ongoing investment in Sprint.
Marcelo has been recognized as one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. He was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and is a member of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. And Hispanic Business magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Year.
Marcelo earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance in 1993 and an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley University in Massachusetts. He is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Marcelo is married and has six children.