Disney’s board announced the election of two new directors, Safra Catz, chief executive of database giant Oracle, and Francis A. deSouza, president and chief executive of the biotechnology firm Illumina.
“Ms. Catz has led Oracle through a period of tremendous growth and innovation since taking the helm in 2014, driving the company’s impressive acquisition strategy and expanding its operations,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger. “Mr. deSouza has overseen the development of groundbreaking genomics technology at Illumina that pushes the boundaries of science.”
The elections are effective on Feb. 1, 2018.