Thomas Tomkos co-leads the firm’s German Board & CEO Advisory Practice, and is heading the aviation, aerospace and defense practice in Europe. Previously, he led the firm’s German operations as Country Manager for more than seven years. Based in Hamburg, Thomas conducts high-profile searches for board members, presidents and CEOs of public, privately-held and family-owned companies, and recruits for advisory/supervisory boards in various sectors. He also executes board effectiveness projects and leadership assessments in development and M&A environments, and recruits CFOs for a broad range of industries.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Thomas was a Managing Director at German airline LTU, in charge of the group company LTU Aircraft Maintenance. He started his career as a Strategy Consultant for Gemini Consulting in Berlin, and later helped found a strategy consultancy in Frankfurt, serving as Head of its strategy and aviation industry practices.
Thomas studied Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg, obtaining his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. He is fluent in German, Greek and English.
Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial, Utilities, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Financial Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Group, Executive Search, Family Business