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Safra A. Catz - Oracle

Safra A. Catz

Oracle

As the mastermind behind Oracle’s aggressive acquisition strategy CEO, Safra Catz, has aided the company in closing more than 100 acquisitions since 2005. Prior to her work at Oracle, Safra held multiple positions at the investment bank of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Catz’s Oracle journey began in 1999 first serving as a member of the company’s board of directors moving to President then CFO before becoming CEO. Dealt with the task of moving Oracle into the future of computer software and remaining as an industry leader, Catz has made it her mission to oversee all aspects of Oracle’s ‘transformation journey’ into cloud computing and data driven systems. To help in this transformation, Catz is focused on the creation of artificial intelligence- driven operating systems and partnerships with other industry leaders.

Year appointed: 2014