Larry Ellison

Disney adds two board members from tech world

Disney adds two board members from tech world

Walt Disney Co. has added two new directors with strong credentials in technology to its board: Safra Catz, chief executive of Oracle Corp., and Francis A. deSouza, CEO of biotech firm Illumina Inc.

Catz and deSouza will join Disney’s board Feb. 1, the company announced Thursday.

“Safra A. Catz and Francis deSouza are extremely well-respected in their fields, and each brings an innovative and valuable perspective to our business,” Disney Chairman Bob Iger said in a statement.

Disney did not say whether the new board members would replace retiring ones or if the Burbank company was planning to expand its board from 12 to 14 members. A Disney representative was not...

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