MICHELLE HORN TO JOIN SOFTBANK GROUP AS
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
January 28, 2019
SoftBank Group Corp.
SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) today announced that Michelle Horn, former Partner, Director of Client Service Personnel at McKinsey & Company (“McKinsey”), is joining SBG as Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President, effective immediately.
Ms. Horn will report to Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SBG, and Marcelo Claure, Director, Executive Vice President COO of SBG. In this newly created role, she will be responsible for leading SBG's people function across its global organization. Ms. Horn will ensure SBG recruits and develops great leaders and thrives as an enduring, high performing global organization. She will also be a resource to the many high-growth portfolio companies in which SBG is invested, innovating people approaches to help the companies drive value and scale.
“The addition of Michelle reinforces the quality of our leadership team, as well as the expertise and resources that we can provide to our global portfolio of companies,” said Mr. Claure. “Disruptive technology companies need access to both financial and human capital to fuel their growth and a culture that is able to sustain that growth over time. There is no better person in the world to help SoftBank and our companies in these areas, and we are thrilled to have Michelle on the team.”
Ms. Horn said, “I am deeply committed to SoftBank's unparalleled vision and mission to support the unique talents and business drivers of its portfolio companies. In today's highly competitive and global technology market, it is more important than ever for companies to build innovative strategies for talent development that help to create a sustained performance edge and drive long-term value. I am eager to work with the entire SoftBank team and the leaders of its portfolio companies to help attract the right people in the right places to achieve their business goals.”
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