Alex Rinke is co-founder & co-CEO of Celonis, he global leader in Process Mining andExecution Management.Just 11 years old, Celonis is one of the fastest-growing software companies of all-time, with triple-digit year-over-year growth, and more than 2,800 employees across more than 20 offices globally. Alex and his team successfully grew Celonis for five years without external funding, scaling rapidly across the globe before raising money. Five years and several rounds later, Celonis has now earned decacorn status, and recently completed the first-ever $1 billion Series D round, at an $11 billion valuation.Rinke founded Celonis with two university friends in 2011, when they discovered a new technology called process mining and realized its limitless potential to reveal and fix the inefficiencies businesses can’t see.
With Celonis, Rinke turned process mining into a global technology category and in 2020 also pioneered the execution management movement. He and his company generate measurable value forover 1,300 of the world’s most iconic companies and in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail, manufacturing and oil and gas. Celonis is universally acknowledged as the undisputed market leader in process mining by Gartner, IDC, Forrester, Everest Group, and HFS. Celonis has held the #1 spot in Everest Research’s Peak Matrix for Process Mining for three consecutive years, Celonis is declared the “dominant market leader” in Gartner’s 2021 Marketing Guide for Process Mining, and holds the #1 spot in the HFS’ Business Process Intelligence SaaS Top 10 Snapshot.
Rinke steers the global vision and executive team for Celonis and leads the company’s strategy to help customers tackle today’s biggest challenges by improving their everyday processes. He is an active ambassador for sustainability and equal access to education. Alex firmly believes that by unlocking the world’s processes, we can create a better future for businesses and the planet: he has committed to help Celonis and 10,000 other companies become carbon neutral by 2030. Outside of the boardroom, Rinke is an active ambassador for equal access to education and a technology investor focused on supporting early-stage startups.