Nikesh Arora, Google’s SVP and chief business officer, will be leaving the company after a decade, according to the company's earnings press release.
He'll join Japanese telecommunications and internet company SoftBank, where he'll be vice chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media.
Omid Kordestani, a senior adviser to the CEO and one of Google's founders, will be the interim leader of Google's business organization.
Arora tweeted shortly after the announcement, "Thank you googlers for your support and love in the last 10 years. Will miss all of you. Looking forward to the next adventure." He was married in recent days to Ayesha Thapar, CEO of Indian City Properties, at an extravagant multiday ceremony in Italy, as reported by India West.
Arora ran Google's Europe operations from 2004 to 2007, when he added the Middle East and Africa regions. Starting in 2009 he assumed global responsibility for sales, and took charge of all commercial operations as of 2011.