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Marcell Vollmer appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis

Former Chief Digital Officer of SAP Ariba to serve as Head of Innovation at Celonis

The former Chief Digital Officer of SAP Ariba, Marcell Vollmer, has now become the Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis.

The New York and Munich-based enterprise software company offers intelligent business solutions powered by process mining technologies.

The business aims to “empower companies to visualize and improve the flow of their processes in order to transform the way they operate.”


Celonis, which was founded in 2011, has customers such as ABB, HP, Innogy, Siemens and Vodafone.

The firm’s founders – Alexander Rinke, Martin Klenk, and Bastian Nominacher – still own almost 70% of the business.

Prior to his current position, Vollmer had worked for SAP over 10 years, serving as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, Vice President Global Finance Projects, and Head of Strategic Projects. Vollmer has also worked at DHL for 15 years.

The new Chief Innovation Officer, 48, graduated from the University of Hamburg.