Shiro Tsuda, 津田志郎, CEO of Vodafone Japan
Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin wants to stay in Japan for the long term according to Bloomberg
Shiro Tsuda (津田志郎, CEO of Vodafone KK for a few weeks) told Bloomberg that global “Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin wants Vodafone in Japan for 10, 20, 30 years”.
Vodafone recruits Shiro Tsuda, 津田志郎, the No. 1 founding employee of NTT’s mobile division
It appeared that Vodafone KK – with the help of a major headhunting firm – had staged a major success, when Vodafone KK headhunted Mr Shiro Tsuda as their Japan-CEO as of December 1, 2004. Mr Shiro Tsuda was the founding employee No. 1 of NTT’s mobile phone division, which later became NTT-docomo.
Shiro Tsuda quits a few months later
This temporary success turned into an embarrassment for Vodafone KK when a few months later, Mr Shiro Tsuda, resigned from his Vodafone KK-CEO position, became non-executive Chairman of Vodafone KK, and soon after left Vodafone altogether.
About one year after Vodafone-CEO Arun Sarun declared to remain in Japan for 10, 20, 30 years, on Friday March 17, 2006, Vodafone and Softbank announced that Vodafone sells Vodafone KK (the totality of all Vodafone operations in Japan) to Softbank, and terminated all operations in Japan.
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