Company Info

Biography: Masayoshi Son

As of June 21, 2023


Representative Director, Corporate Officer, Chairman & CEO

Masayoshi Son

Date of birth: August 11, 1957

Masayoshi Son founded SOFTBANK Corp. Japan (currently SoftBank Group Corp.) in 1981 and has continued to serve as its chairman & CEO.

Sept. 1981Founded SOFTBANK Corp. Japan (currently SoftBank Group Corp.), Chairman & CEO
Jan. 1996President & CEO, Yahoo Japan Corporation (currently Z Holdings Corporation*)
Oct. 2005Director, Corporation (currently Alibaba Group Holding Limited)
Apr. 2006Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Vodafone K.K. (currently SoftBank Corp.)
June 2015Director, Yahoo Japan Corporation (currently Z Holdings Corporation*)
Sept. 2016Chairman and Executive Director, ARM Holdings plc
June 2017Chairman & CEO, SoftBank Group Corp.
Mar. 2018Chairman and Director, Arm Limited (to present)
Nov. 2020Representative Director, Corporate Officer, Chairman & CEO, SoftBank Group Corp. (to present)
Apr. 2021Board Director, Founder, SoftBank Corp. (to present)

Number of shares held

As of March 31, 2023

Reason for nomination and expected role

Since founding SBG in September 1981, Mr. Masayoshi Son has been at the helm of the Group’s management for 42 years, achieving remarkable growth for the Group through advancement into the Internet, telecommunications and AI businesses, investment in the world’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Limited, acquisition of UK-based ARM Holdings plc and founding SoftBank Vision Fund, among other efforts.
SBG has elected Mr. Son as a Board Director for the further growth of the Group.

  • On October 1, 2023, Z Holdings Corporation, as the surviving company, completed an intra-group reorganization involving mainly itself and two of its core wholly owned subsidiaries, LINE Corporation and Yahoo Japan Corporation, and changed its trade name to LY Corporation.