Thomas Rückert has taken over the position as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Lufthansa Group on January 1, 2021. He succeeds Roland Schütz, who left the company at his own request.
Thomas Rückert joined Lufthansa Technik as a trainee in 1995. Over the past 25 years, the 50-year-old industrial engineer (TU Darmstadt) has held various positions at Lufthansa Technik in Germany, Ireland and the Philippines. Most recently, as Vice President Maintenance Services, he headed Lufthansa Technik’s worldwide overhaul network together with two other managers, reporting directly to the company’s Executive Board. As spokesman for the Product Division, his responsibilities included all shared services, product development and digitalization.
In the future, Thomas Rückert will report directly to Christina Foerster, board member of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and responsible for Customer, IT & Corporate Responsibility. In addition to implementing the Lufthansa Group’s IT strategy, he is also responsible for IT security, IT infrastructure and coordinating the Lufthansa Group’s digitalization projects. Through innovative, fast and flexible information management, Rückert enables the design of “Customer Centric Airlines”.
Thomas Rückert comes from Much (Rhein-Sieg-Kreis).