Dr. Thomas Tomkos heads the German CEO and Board Practice, as well as the European CFO Practice. He is also involved in coordinating the firm’s European family-owned companies activities and the European Aviation, Aerospace and Defence Practice. Based in Hamburg, Thomas previously headed the firm’s German operations and helped position Russell Reynolds Associates as a top leadership advisory firm in the country. He works closely with clients from various industries to recruit candidates for roles on executive, supervisory and advisory boards. Thomas specializes in a number of industrial areas, including the energy industry and renewable energies, transport and infrastructure. He also works on management and executive audits and assessments, and focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of supervisory and advisory boards.
Before he joined Russell Reynolds Associates, Thomas was a member of LTU’s leadership as MD for LTU Aircraft Maintenance. Before that, he headed strategy and aviation at a Frankfurt strategy consultancy. Previously, Thomas founded a start-up developing and selling early medical web applications. He began his career in strategy consulting with Gemini Consulting in Berlin.
Education & Affiliations
Thomas studied physics, mathematics and philosophy at the University of Hamburg, from which he holds a PhD in theoretical physics. He is a member of various advisory boards and pursues voluntary activities. Thomas speaks fluent German, English and Greek.
Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial, Utilities, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Financial Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Executive Search, Family Business