Rajeev Misra

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Rajeev Misra
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Alma materDelhi Public School, Mathura Road
IIT Delhi
University of Pennsylvania
MIT Sloan School of Management
OccupationBanker
TitleCEO of SoftBank Investment Advisers

Rajeev Misra is a London-based banker and executive.[1] He is the CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisers[2] which oversees the firm’s Vision Funds.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Misra was born in 1962 in Balasore, Odisha, India.[4] He attended Delhi Public School at Mathura Road, Delhi, India; studied Chemical Engineering at IIT Delhi;[1] and the University of Pennsylvania (gaining a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and then a Master of Computer Applications [MCA]).[citation needed] This was followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[5] Misra is a board member of both the University of Pennsylvania and MIT Sloan.[6]

Career[edit]

Misra is Board Director of Softbank Group and CEO of Softbank Investment Advisers. Misra, who leads the team running the company’s Vision Fund, joined SoftBank in 2014. [6]

Misra spent about 25 years in finance, moving from Merrill Lynch to Deutsche Bank to UBS. At Deutsche Bank, he oversaw a team of credit traders whose bet against the U.S. subprime mortgage market was chronicled in The Big Short.[7] He left Deutsche Bank in June 2008, when he was the global head for credit and commodities and was reportedly earning between 10 and 15 million euros a year. He then worked at the London-based TCI Fund for several months.[8][9] He joined UBS in 2009, and in May 2014 he was a senior managing partner of Fortress Investment Group, until he joined Softbank in November 2014.[2]

The Wall Street Journal detailed Misra's alleged attempts to undermine his internal rivals at Softbank, including planting stories, filing shareholder complaints, and using a "honey trap".[10][11]

In July 2022, he stepped back from his executive roles at SoftBank Group to start his own venture fund, as reported by various news agencies. He has secured over $6 billion, including from Middle East investors.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SoftBank nominates Rajeev Misra, its $100-billion Vision Fund CEO, to board". The Economic Times. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Biography: Rajeev Misra". Softbank. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Meet Rajeev Misra, the man SoftBank's Son chose to head the $100 bn fund". vccircle.com. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Biography: Rajeev Misra - Board of Directors - Company Info - About Us". SoftBank Group. 18 January 1962. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ Krishnamachari, S V (27 May 2017). "India-born Rajeev Misra joins Japan's SoftBank board". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Global Conference 2017 - Speaker: Rajeev Misra". Rajeev Misra » Milken Institute. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ Hope, Liz Hoffman and Bradley (2019-10-31). "Rajeev Misra Built SoftBank's Huge Tech Fund. Now He Has to Save It". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  8. ^ "UPDATE 1-Rajeev Misra to leave Deutsche Bank". Reuters. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Breaking news: UBS makes big hire in credit". Euromoney. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  10. ^ "SoftBank's Rajeev Misra Used Campaign of Sabotage to Hobble Internal Rivals". Wall Street Journal. 26 February 2020.
  11. ^ Clarkson, Colin; Producer, Web (2020-03-02). "CEO at Softbank lands in hot water with multiple serious accusations". The American Genius. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  12. ^ Patwardhan, Nikhil; Shrikanth, Chandra R. (July 7, 2022). "SoftBank's Rajeev Misra to step aside from main roles to build and run a new fund". Money Control.
  13. ^ Brown, Eliot (July 7, 2022). "Rajeev Misra to Step Back From Top Executive Role at SoftBank". The Wall Street Journal.