Nikesh Arora has joined the Sprint board of directors, bringing the total number of board members to nine. Mr. Arora has been chief executive officer of SoftBank Internet and Media, and vice chairman of SoftBank since Oct. 2014.

Mr. Arora, age 46, served as the chief business officer and senior vice president of Google until Aug. 1, 2014. Since 2004 he held several executive positions at Google and served as senior advisor of Value Creation at Silver Lake Partners since 2007. He also served as the chief marketing officer and a member of the management board of T-Mobile Europe.

Mr. Arora holds a MS degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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