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Age : 56
Public asset : 26,855,845 USD
Linked companies : Oracle Corporation - Walt Disney Co
Biography : Ms. Safra A. Catz is a Co-CEO, Principal Financial Officer & Director at Oracle Corp., a President &

Oracle's Safra Catz among two new members named to Disney board

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12/08/2017 | 01:36am CEST
FILE PHOTO - Safra A. Catz, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle, speaks at 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Oxon Hill, Maryland

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co (>> Walt Disney Company (The)) on Thursday named Oracle Corp's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc (>> Illumina), Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co (>> Walt Disney Company (The)) on Thursday named Oracle Corp's <ORCL.O> chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc (>> Illumina), Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

Disney said their election would be effective Feb. 1 but it was yet to decide on which committees they would serve on.

The company currently has 12 members on its board, including Facebook Inc's (>> Facebook) Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc's (>> Twitter) Jack Dorsey.

The election of the two new members comes at a time when Disney is said to be in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's (>> Twenty-First Century Fox) media empire.

Disney Chief Executive and Chairman Bob Iger contemplates on extending his tenure past 2019 to facilitate the integration of Fox's assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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ChangeLast1st jan.
FACEBOOK -1.08% 166.28 Delayed Quote.-5.77%
ILLUMINA -0.50% 244.6 Delayed Quote.12.52%
ORACLE CORPORATION -1.26% 46.23 Delayed Quote.-0.97%
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX -1.40% 36.68 Delayed Quote.6.23%
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