Softbank inducts top Odia executive Rajeev Misra to it’s Board of Directors

Bhubaneswar: The Japanese investment major Softbank inducts top Odia executive Rajeev Misra to it’s Board of Directors. Softbank headed by billionaire Masayoshi Son has named Rajiv Mishra to its Board of Directors.
Rajeev Misra is the second Indian to be named with the first being Nikesh Arora who joined Softbank after leaving Google . Misra, 54, is currently the CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisers whose duty is advising the ambitious $100-billion Vision Fund which primarily invests in technology companies across the world.
Rajeev is the eldest son of Maya Misra and late Mahesh Chandra Misra and a native of Bhoisahi in Balasore town, Rajeev is considered the first Odia to hold the position of a top executive in a multinational company like SoftBank Group Corp.
Prior to his new assignment, Rajeev served as Head of Strategic Finance at SoftBank Group Corp for nearly two years from November 3, 2014.
He joined SoftBank in November, 2014. Earlier, Rajeev had spent five years at UBS as the Global Head of Credit and Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He also served as the Head of Credit Derivatives and Chief of Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank AG. Rajeev did his schooling at Delhi Public School, New Delhi and pursued Chemical Engineering in IIT-Delhi for a year before switching over to Pennsylvania University, US where he completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering and MTech in Computer Science. Subsequently, he completed his MBA from Sloan School of Management, a business school of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after which he joined Merrill Lynch. He is in the board of both University of Pennsylvania and MIT.
His father had worked as vice president of Escorts limited and was associated with IBM in the late seventies while his mother worked in a renowned media house. Rajeev’s wife Shalini Misra is a London-based architect.