Safra A. Catz
|Safra A. Catz|
Safra Catz, September 2010
|Born||Safra Ada Catz
December 1, 1961
|Occupation||Co-President and Chief Financial Officer, Oracle Corporation|
|Years active||Since 1986|
|Salary||US$51.7 million (2011, in total compensation)|
Safra Ada Catz (born December 1, 1961) is an Israeli-born American business executive. She has been an executive at Oracle Corporation since April 1999, and a board member since 2001. Since April 2011 she has been Co-President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to founder/CEO Larry Ellison.
Catz earned a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986. She was a banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, joining in 1986; she became a Managing Director in 1997.
Catz joined Oracle Corporation in April 1999. Catz became a member of the company's Board of Directors in October 2001 and President of Oracle Corporation in early 2004. She is credited for having driven Oracle's 2005 efforts to acquire software rival PeopleSoft in a $10.3 billion takeover. Catz is also the company's Chief Financial Officer, serving temporarily in that role from November 2005 to September 2008, and from April 2011 to the present. Mark Hurd joined her as Co-President in 2010.
In 2009 she was ranked by Fortune as the 12th most powerful woman in business. In 2009 she was also ranked by Forbes as the 16th most powerful business-woman. According to an Equilar analysis published by Fortune, she was in 2011 the highest-paid woman among Fortune 1000 companies, receiving an estimated US$51,695,742 in total remuneration.
Catz is married to Gal Tirosh and has two children.
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