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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has died at the age of 62

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has died at the age of 62

Mark Hurd, the CEO of Oracle, has died at the age of 62.
The news was shared in an announcement on Mark Hurd's personal website , authored by Oracle CTO and cofounder Larry Ellison.
"It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone here at Oracle that Mark Hurd passed away early this morning," Ellison wrote. "Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague. Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle."
Hurd, who had also served as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, joined Oracle in 2010 when he became co-president together with Safra Catz. They were promoted to co-CEO in 2014 when Ellison stepped down, although he remained as chief technology officer.
Hurd played a critical role in Oracle's growth over the past 10 years. He also has been instrumental in Oracle's bid to establish a stronger presence in the cloud, where it is battling it out with stronger rivals, led by Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
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