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Israel-Born Oracle CEO Said to Be Contender to Replace McMaster

Safra Catz, co-chief executive officer of Oracle, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Dec. 14, 2016, in New York City. PHOTO: Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Report naming Safra Catz as a leading choice for next national security adviser comes amid speculation about incumbent’s future

2 March 2018

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL — Safra Catz, the Israeli-born co-CEO of tech giant Oracle, is considered a leading candidate to replace US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, CNN reported Friday.

The report naming Catz as a potential choice to be President Donald Trump’s next national security adviser comes amid speculation that McMaster is set to leave the administration — reports his spokesman denied on Thursday.

Catz, who was born in the Israeli city of Holon, was named as co-CEO of Oracle in 2014 upon founder Larry Ellison’s decision to step down as chief executive.

Following Trump’s election, Catz joined the Republican’s transition team, prompting a senior executive at Oracle to resign in protest[…]

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