EY announced that Felix Van de Maele, CEO and co-founder of Collibra, the leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 New York Awards.
Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Van de Maele was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 20.
“As more organizations see data as a critical strategic asset, Collibra is committed to helping every user unlock the value of their data and achieve data intelligence,” said Felix Van de Maele, CEO and co-founder of Collibra. “This award is a testament to the passion of the entire Collibra team, and I’m honored to be recognized among New York’s most innovative entrepreneurs.”
The accolade follows a period of rapid global expansion for Collibra including achieving more than 90 percent increase in annualized recurring revenue, the recent announcement of $100 million in funding led by CapitalG, and surpassing $1 billion in valuation.
Now in its 33rd year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
As the leader in data governance and catalog software, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain a competitive advantage by maximizing the value of their data across the enterprise. Collibra is the only solution purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first – empowering every data citizen to find, understand and trust the data to unlock business value. Learn more at collibra.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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