INTERNATIONAL – SoftBank hired Facebook executive Kirthiga Reddy as a partner at its $100 billion ( R1.41 trln) Vision Fund, the first woman to join a group of just a dozen that oversees the world’s biggest pool of technology investments.
Reddy has joined SoftBank Investment Advisors, which manages the giant fund globally, to focus on frontier and enterprise technology globally, according to a SoftBank spokeswoman.
She will work closely with Senior Managing Partner Deep Nishar, the spokeswoman added.
Reddy had worked at Facebook in India and the US for eight years and serves as chair of the Stanford Business School Management Board, according to her LinkedIn page.
Reddy is joining a crew that’s helped SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son orchestrate an unprecedented wave of investment in Silicon Valley, China and beyond.