Safra Ada Catz is an American billionaire banker and technology executive.
19 Facts About Safra Catz
Safra Catz has been an executive at Oracle since April 1999, and a board member since 2001.
In September 2014, Oracle announced that Ellison would step down as CEO and that Mark Hurd and Catz had been named as joint CEOs.
In September 2019, Safra Catz became the sole CEO after Hurd resigned due to health issues.
Safra Catz moved from Israel to Brookline, Massachusetts at the age of six.
Safra Catz earned a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986.
Safra Catz has been a non-executive director of Oracle subsidiary Hyperion Solutions since April 2007.
Safra Catz has been a member of the executive council of TechNet since March 2013.
Safra Catz was a director of PeopleSoft Inc since December 2004 and Stellent Inc since December 2006.
Safra Catz became a member of the company's board of directors in October 2001 and president in early 2004.
Safra Catz is credited for having driven Oracle's 2005 efforts to acquire software rival PeopleSoft in a $10.3 billion takeover.
Safra Catz is the company's CFO, serving temporarily in that role from November 2005 to September 2008, and from April 2011 to the present.
In December 2019, Oracle stated that Safra Catz would be the sole CEO after Hurd's death.
Safra Catz is a lecturer in accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Safra Catz was elected to the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in December 2017, effective February 2018.
In March 2021 Safra Catz garnered attention for her stock trading, for acquiring 2.25 million shares through the conversion of derivatives, before selling them on the open market at roughly double the price.
Safra Catz later served on President Trump's transition team, and media outlets frequently mentioned her as a potential official in the Trump administration.
Safra Catz donated $125,000 to Donald Trump's re-election campaign in May 2020.
Safra Catz is married to Gal Tirosh and they have two sons.