Celonis appoints former Oracle EVP Philippe Mathieu

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Celonis has appointed Philippe Mathieu as go-to-market leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well as Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

With over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Mathieu will focus on driving Celonis’ expansion in EMEA, a region he was previously responsible for at Palantir and Oracle.

Mathieu comes to Celonis from Palantir Technologies where he served as president EMEA. Prior to this, he worked at Oracle for more than 15 years, most recently as executive vice president of EMEA and JAPAC. While there, he was responsible for overall sales and P&L for Oracle business amounting to $16bn in revenue. Mathieu also held senior management positions at US-based enterprise software companies such as Hyperion Solutions, PeopleSoft, Commerce One and Sybase.

In his new role, Mathieu will work closely with new and existing customers as well as Celonis partners to help them unlock the potential of their processes.

Speaking of his appointment, Mathieu, said: “I am very excited to join Celonis as go-to-market leader for EMEA, the birthplace of the company and headquarters of many of our most successful lighthouse customers and early adopters.

“I will build on my prior experience as CFO and COO and my focus on value generation for customers to help EMEA enterprises capture improvement opportunities across their processes and execute targeted actions to rapidly enhance process performance. By doing so, customers are able to yield immediate cash impact, improve customer experience and build more sustainable businesses.”

Bastian Nominacher, co-CEO and co-founder of Celonis said: “I am thrilled that Philippe is joining Celonis to lead our go-to-market efforts in EMEA, our innovation hotspot with the most product and engineering resources.

“Philippe has successfully built and scaled teams across large markets and has tremendous experience in fast-paced, category-defining companies. His mix of leadership and regional expertise will help even more organizations in the region to unlock the potential of their business processes. In turn, making them more efficient and enabling them to realize the full impact of process mining to drive sustainable business value.”