MDC’s Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Presents a Virtual Conversation with SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure April 8

Miami, March 25, 2021 — Miami Dade College’s (MDC) popular Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series will host The Entrepreneurial Mindset in a New Normal, a virtual conversation with Marcelo Claure, CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corp, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 8. This event is free and open to the public.

Claure oversees the SoftBank’s strategic direction and its portfolio of operating companies, including WeWork, SB Energy, Fortress, Boston Dynamics, as well as SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile U.S. Claure also spearheads the SoftBank Latin America organization, as well as the newly-launched SB Opportunity Fund, and serves as Executive Chairman of WeWork, the world’s largest co-working space. Previously, he served as President and CEO, and then Executive Chairman of Sprint. Prior to Sprint, Claure founded Brightstar, which he built into the world’s largest global wireless distribution and services company. Claure is a member of the Boards of Directors of Arm and Univision, and serves as Chairman of Fortress. He is also the president of Bolivia’s soccer team Club Bolívar; co-owner and Chairman of Inter Miami CF; and co-owner of Girona FC in Spain.

The Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series provides students with first-hand knowledge of best business practices and leadership by inviting top, renowned executives to share their experiences and discuss new trends in their respective industries. Past speakers include Ana Paula Assis, General Manager, IBM Client Transition Leader; Adriana Cisneros, Chief Executive Officer, Cisneros; Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President, Miami Hub Operations, American Airlines; Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline Trains; Carlo Enrico, Mastercard’s President for Latin America and the Caribbean; Jeffrey Kratz, General Manager, Latin America, Canada and Caribbean Regions, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services; Odilon Almeida, President of Western Union Global Money Transfer; Jordi Botifoll, Cisco’s President for Latin America and Senior Vice President for the Americas; Claudio Muruzabal, President for SAP Latin America and the Caribbean; Josh Leibowitz, Chief Strategy Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, and Senior Vice President of Cunard North America; Craig D’Souza, Head of Global Investigation and Intelligence at Facebook; César Cernuda, President of Microsoft Latin America and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation; Eduardo Coello, Regional President of Visa for Latin America and the Caribbean; Donna Hrinak, Vice President of Boeing International and President of Boeing Latin America; Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at IBM Corporation; Laxman Narasimhan, President for PepsiCo Latin America and Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros.

For more information, please contact Isabel Artime, 305-237-3960 or

WHAT:              MDC’s Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Presents Marcelo Claure

WHEN:              Thursday, April 8, 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE:           To register for the virtual event, click here