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SoftBank COO to leave after dispute with Masayoshi Son over compensation

Marcelo Claure was already one of the highest paid executives at the Japanese tech giant after earning a pay package of $17 million in 2020.

Marcelo Claure on Capitol Hill in February 2019. (Bloomberg photo)
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Marcelo Claure on Capitol Hill in February 2019. (Bloomberg photo)

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SoftBank Group Corp Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure is in advanced talks to leave the Japanese conglomerate, after a fallout with founder Masayoshi Son over his pay, a person familiar with the matter said.

Claure's departure is expected to be announced in Tokyo on Friday morning, the source said, requesting anonymity as the discussions are confidential. At SoftBank International, Claure's deputy Michel Combes is expected to take over his duties, the source said.

Claure, who was already one of the highest paid executives at the Japanese tech giant after earning a pay package of $17 million in 2020, has been in talks

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First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 6:40 AM IST

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