SoftBank Group appointed its senior management team in the region

SoftBank Group announced the appointment of members of the senior management team of SoftBank Group International and the SoftBank fund for Latin America.

The SoftBank fund for Latin America was created in March 2019, is focused on the fast-growing Latin American technology market and is the largest technology-focused fund in the history of Latin America. Stock image
The SoftBank fund for Latin America was created in March 2019, is focused on the fast-growing Latin American technology market and is the largest technology-focused fund in the history of Latin America. Stock image

The new members of the senior management team are based in Miami, under the supervision of Marcelo Claure, general manager of SoftBank Group International and operations director of SoftBank Group. The new members of the team are:

Chris Cooper, who will serve as financial director of SBGI. He is an experienced executive with more than 30 years of experience in finance, mergers, and acquisitions (Mergers and Acquisitions, M & A), funds and cross-border. Most recently, he served as global finance director and director of Sequoia Capital's Compliance, where he led the overall financial strategy and oversaw the company's geographic expansion, including multiple fundraising.

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, who will serve as deputy general counselor of SBGI and general counsel of the SoftBank fund for Latin America and the SoftBank Tech Hub. She comes to SoftBank from Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she was 25 years and most recently served as president of the firm and as a member of the Executive Committee and was previously president of the Global Corporate practice. He also helped found the Latin American and Iberian practices of the company.

Francisco Sorrentino will be the director of Human Resources of SBGI and SoftBank fund for Latin America. Mr. Sorrentino was previously Microsoft's vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, where he served as a member of the LATAM and HR Global Executive teams, supporting all of Microsoft's operations in the region through 35 offices in 18 countries with 2700 employees.

Lee Bocker, who will serve as operations director of the SoftBank fund for Latin America. He joined SoftBank from TRG Management L.P., a global asset manager in emerging markets, where he spent more than 15 years and most recently served as director of Global Operations, partner and member of the Executive Committee. He also led the firm's global expansion efforts.

Israel Hernández will serve as Director of Government Affairs and Head of Government Affairs of Latin America at SBGI and the SoftBank Latin American Fund.

"We are very pleased to welcome Chris, Patricia, Francisco, and Lee to the SBGI team because each of them has a proven track record in their respective fields," said Marcelo Claure. His many years of experience working with global companies will complement our talented group of investment professionals. I am confident that we have assembled an exceptionally qualified world-class management team to support our global portfolio of operating companies, as well as to help SoftBank expand its focus in Latin America as we continue to invest in transformation companies in the region, which they are driving an important innovation and disruption."

SBGI is also forming the Miami-based SoftBank Tech Hub, which will be responsible for introducing and scaling SoftBank's global portfolio in Latin America.

via Press release