Thomas Tomkos

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Thomas Tomkos works closely with clients from various industries on board-level assignments, including for roles on executive, supervisory and advisory boards. Based in Hamburg, he leads the Board & CEO Advisory Partners Sector at Russell Reynolds Associates as well as the European CFO Practice. He is also involved in coordinating the firm’s European family-owned company activities, along with the European Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense Practice. He has completed numerous CEO and CFO appointments across all sectors.

Thomas brings experience in several industrial areas, including renewable energy, transportation, and infrastructure. Along with conducting searches for executives and boards, he conducts audits and assessments to gauge leadership and board effectiveness. Before joining Russell Reynolds in 2005, Thomas worked at LTU as CEO for LTU Aircraft Maintenance and before that headed strategy and aviation for a consulting firm. Thomas was a founder of a company that developed and sold early medical web applications. He began his career with Gemini Consulting in Berlin.

"Mein Sohn, sey mit Lust bey den Geschäften am Tage, aber mache nur solche, dass wir bey Nacht ruhig schlafen können. — Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks   My son, enjoys working during the day, but only does this so that we can sleep peacefully at night."

Thomas studied physics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Hamburg, from which he holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. Thomas speaks fluent German, English, and Greek.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Energy and Natural Resources Executive Search Financial Officers Sustainability Officers

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