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President-elect Trump to meet with Oracle’s Safra Catz

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 18 nov 2016, 2:59 por Comité de Empresa Oracle Madrid Madrid   [ actualizado el 18 nov 2016, 3:34 ]

President-elect Trump to meet with Oracle’s Safra Catz

By Hayley Tsukayama November 17 at 3:09 PM 

President-elect Donald Trump asked to meet with Oracle co-chief executive Safra Catz, right, Oracle confirmed Thursday. (Courtesy of Oracle)

President-elect Donald Trump is meeting with one of the technology industry's most prominent executives Thursday: Safra Catz, the co-chief executive of Oracle.

It is not clear why Trump wants to meet with Catz. Oracle confirmed the meeting, but declined to comment on what it will be about.

Catz has an impressive résumé. She has been co-CEO at Oracle since 2014, when she took over from the firm's larger-than-life chief executive Larry Ellison, along with Mark Hurd. She was Ellison's longtime deputy — nicknamed his “enforcer” — and has been with the company since 1999. In her career at Oracle, Catz has overseen some of the company's largest acquisitions, including its $4.7 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Before that, she was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Catz also recently earned the distinction of being the country's highest-paid female executive, with a salary of $57 million, according to the Bloomberg Pay Index.

Catz has donated money to politicians from both major political parties. During the Republican presidential primary, Fortune reported that she, Ellison and Hurd had all contributed to the campaign of then-candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.).

Elise Viebeck contributed to this report.

Source :  The Washington Post - 2016/11/17