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Marcelo Claure serves as CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corp., the world’s largest tech investor. Marcelo oversees the company’s strategic direction and its portfolio of operating companies, including WeWork, SB Energy, Fortress, Boston Dynamics, as well as SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile U.S. He also spearheads the SoftBank Latin America Fund, a $5 billion fund dedicated to investing in technology growth opportunities throughout the region, as well as the newly-launched SB Opportunity Fund, a $100 million fund dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs of color. Most recently, Marcelo announced the SoftBank Miami Initiative, a $100 million funding program dedicated to startups based in or relocating to Miami. In addition, he serves as Executive Chairman of WeWork, the world’s largest flexible and space-as-a-service company.
Previously, Marcelo served as President and CEO and then as Executive Chairman of Sprint, where he is widely recognized for delivering the best financial results in Sprint’s 120-year history and architecting its $195 billion merger with T-Mobile U.S. Prior to Sprint, Marcelo founded Brightstar, which he built into the world’s largest global wireless distribution and services company and the largest Hispanic-owned business in U.S. history, with operations in more than 50 countries and revenues exceeding $10 billion.
Marcelo serves as chairman of Fortress and was recently appointed as Vice Chairman of the newly combined Televisa-Univision. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of Arm. He is also the president of Club Bolívar, Bolivia's most popular and successful soccer team; co-owner and Chairman of Inter Miami CF, this year’s newly debuted MLS team; and most recently co-owner of Girona FC. 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.