Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who was on medical leave, has died
Mark Hurd, the co-CEO of software giant Oracle who had been on medical leave since last month, passed away Friday at the age of 62.
It was not immediately clear how Oracle's leadership structure would change in the wake of Hurd's death. Safra Catz is co-CEO at the company.
"Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle," Larry Ellison, Oracle's founder and chairman, said in a statement posted to Hurd's personal website.
Oracle declined to comment beyond the statement.
Hurd had previously led Hewlett-Packard. He was ousted from HP in 2010 amid sexual harassment allegations.
Later that year, Ellison named Hurd and Catz as co-presidents of Oracle. In 2014, when Ellison stepped down as CEO, he named the pair to replace him. Ellison described Hurd in the statement today as a close friend and trusted colleague.
Hurd's death is the latest setback in a difficult year for Oracle. In July, the Pentagon issued a strong rebuke against the company, accusing it of using "poorly-informed and often manipulative speculation" in a dispute over a $10 billion cloud computing contract. A federal judge ruled against Oracle's attempt to stop the bid process. Oracle had argued that the contract should be broken into smaller contracts instead of lumped into one large procurement.
Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, died on Friday. The 62-year-old chief executive had been on medical leave from the company since September. Before joining Oracle, Hurd was the chairman, CEO, and president at Hewlett-Packard. He resigned in
Mark Hurd, who was chief executive officer of three major technology companies including Oracle Corp., has died. He was 62. Larry Ellison, Oracle's chairman, confirmed his passing in an online post. "It is with a profound
SAN FRANCISCO - Mark Hurd, who was known for both success and scandal at Hewlett-Packard and most recently served as co-chief executive at Oracle, died on Friday. He was 62 years old. Mr. Hurd had taken
Mark Hurd, co-CEO of software company Oracle, died Friday at the age of 62, CNBC reports. Hurd took a leave of absence in September for undisclosed health issues, a company statement said. He joined the company
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