Sohaib Abbasi

Former CEO Informatica; Board Member at McAfee, New Relic & RedHat

Sohaib Abbasi served as chief executive officer of Informatica from 2004 to 2015.  Under his leadership, Informatica grew five-fold to $1 billion.   Software revenue from new products grew by a 10-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50% to a became the number one independent leader in data integration, data quality, MDM and cloud data integration.

Prior to Informatica, Sohaib served at Oracle Corporation for 20 years, most recently as a member of Oracle’s executive committee and as senior vice president of two major divisions, Oracle Tools and Oracle Education. Sohaib joined Oracle in 1982, when it was a 30-person startup, and was instrumental in growing the business from $4 million to more than $9 billion in annual revenues. He envisioned and launched the Oracle Tools business, which he grew from zero to $3.75 billion in cumulative license revenues.

In 2010, Sohaib was named the Chairman of the Year in the American Business Awards. In 2013, Bloomberg ranked him #2 in its list of all-time business turnaround CEOs in technology; in 2014, Glassdoor ratings ranked him one of the five best CEOs to work for in the Enterprise Software industry.

Sohaib served on the board of Red Hat Software from 2011 to 2019 and on  the board of New Relic from 2016 to 2019.

Currently, Sohaib serves on the board of McAfee and StreamSets.  He also serves as a  senior advisor at  TPG (Texas Pacific Group) and Balderton Capital.

Sohaib graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science.

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