Challenge Son: Son and Board Member

challenge son: Son may relinquish the chief executive officer title and hopes to have an idea of who his successor will be at around 69, according to The Japan Times. For now, the 63-year-old CEO, unusually wearing reading glasses during his presentation, said he feels energized thanks to advanced medical technology. ; Coming up with a plan for who will succeed Son is Soft Bank's biggest challenge, according to Yuko Kawamoto, who just stepped down as director after one year on the job. Son, who has often indicated he plans to find his replacement in his 60s, may stay on as the chairman into his 70s, the billionaire told shareholders during their annual meeting Wednesday. She had been the first female board member for the conglomerate and shareholders approved the appointment of another, Koei Tecmo Holdings Co. Investors also asked about plans for more share repurchases and the possibility of taking the company private through a slow-motion management buyout. Chairman Keiko Erikawa, at the meeting. ( As reported in the news.

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