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Safra Catz Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Mon Aug, 2016
Safra Catz

Facts of Safra Catz

Date of Birth: 1961 , December-1
Birth Nation: Israel

Quick Timeline of Safra Catz

1961 Born in Holon, Israel
1983 Graduated from University of Pennsylvania
1986 Joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
1999 Joined Oracle Corporation
2004 Became the President of Oracle Corporation
2014 Became the Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation
1997 Married to Gal Tirosh
2008 Became the director of HSBC Group
2009 Honored by Fortune magazine
2009 Got listed in the Forbes magazine's list of most powerful business-woman

Detail Timeline of Safra Catz

December 1 , 1961

Born in Holon, Israel

Talented and industrious, Safra Catz was born as Safra Ada Catz at the end of 1961 in Holon, Israel. She was born to Jewish parents. She was raised in Holon, Israel till she was six and then she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts.

1983

Graduated from University of Pennsylvania

After she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts at the age of 6, Catz joined Brookline High School. After her high school, she joined University of Pennsylvania and she finally earned her bachelor's degree from the Wharton School from there in 1983.

1986

Joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

She has been active in her professional career since the mid 1980s. In 1986, she was hired by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She served them as a banker. In the early 1994, she was named their Senior Vice President and she held this position till February 1997.

1999

Joined Oracle Corporation

In February 1997, she was promoted to the post of Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and she remained in this post till March 1999. In the early 1999, she was offered a job at Oracle Corporation and she finally joined them in April 1999. In October 2001, she was named in a member of the company's Board of Directors

2004

Became the President of Oracle Corporation

In the early 2004, she became the President of Oracle Corporation. She also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer for about three years from 2005. In the early 2011, she was named the Co-President and Chief Financial Officer.

September 18 , 2014

Became the Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation

Safra Catz is a business executive from United States. She is best known for being the Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation. On 18th of September 2014, she was promoted to the post of Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation after Larry Ellison step down from that position.

1997

Married to Gal Tirosh

In 1997, Catz got married to Gal Tirosh. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two children together both sons named Jonathan and Daniel. It's been about two decades they have been married and they are still strongly bonded into this married life.

2008

Became the director of HSBC Group

She is not only known for her work at Oracle Corporation but also for her service with HSBC Group. In 2008, she joined HSBC Group as its director and she served in this position till 2015. She is also known for her work at Stanford Graduate School of Business as its lecturer. 

2009

Honored by Fortune magazine

She has been honored by Fortune magazine several times in her life. In 2009, she got listed in the Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful woman in business and she was ranked 12th in that listing. 

2009

Got listed in the Forbes magazine's list of most powerful business-woman

Besides Fortune magazine, she has also been honored by Forbes magazines. In 2009, she got listed in the Forbes magazine's list of most powerful business-woman. She was ranked 16th in that listing. Five years later, she was ranked 24th. 

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In 1997, Catz got married to Gal Tirosh. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two children together both sons named Jonathan and Daniel. It's been about two decades they have been married and they are still strongly bonded into this married life. Her nationality is American and she has Jewish ethnicity.

After she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts at the age of 6, Catz joined Brookline High School and she also graduated from there. After her high school, she joined University of Pennsylvania and she finally earned her bachelor's degree from the Wharton School from there in 1983. She also attended University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned her J.D. from in 1986. That year, she was hired by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She served them as a banker. In the early 1994, she was named their Senior Vice President and she held this position till February 1997. In February 1997, she was promoted to the post of Managing Director and she remained in this post till March 1999. In the early 1999, she was offered a job at Oracle Corporation and she finally joined them in April 1999. In October 2001, she was named in a member of the company's Board of Directors and then in 2004 she became the President of Oracle Corporation. She also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer for about three years from 2005. In the early 2011, she was named the Co-President and Chief Financial Officer. On 18th of September 2014, she was promoted to the post of Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation after Larry Ellison step down from that position. She has been earning the annual salary of US$53.2 million and she is said to have the net worth of US$525 million.