Mark Kornblau, executive VP-communications at NBCUniversal News Group, will join Softbank Group as global head of communications on August 16.
He will be responsible for aligning the internal and external communications for the Japanese company’s portfolio of about 300 companies.
Kornblau will report to CEO Masayoski Son and COO Marcelo Claure.
At NBCUniversal News Group, Kornblau was responsible for NBC News, MSNBC, “TODAY,” “Nightly News,” “Meet the Press” and their streaming and digital platforms.
He joined the Comsat unit from the managing director of corporate communications post at JPMorganChase.
Earlier, Kornblau served in the Obama administration as communications director for UN ambassador Susan Rice, national spokesperson for the John Edwards for President campaign, VP-corporate communications at Zagat Survey and communications director for Sen. Evan Bayh.
Gary Ginsberg, who served in the Clinton White House and counseled Rupert Murdoch as executive VP-marketing & corporate affairs at News Corp, exited his job as Softbank's global head of communications earlier this year.
He joined Softbank in New York on November 1, 2018, from Time Warner, where he was executive VP-communications & marketing.