Safra A. Catz (Hebrew: ???? ??, 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. In April 2011, she was named co-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), reporting to founder Larry Ellison. On September 18, 2014, Oracle announced that Larry Ellison would step down as CEO and that Mark Hurd and Catz had been named as the new Chief Executives.