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.
Since January 1, 2021, Thomas Rueckert reports directly to Christina Foerster, Executive Board member for Customer, IT & Corporate Responsibility. In addition to implementing the IT strategy of the Lufthansa Group, he is also responsible for IT security, IT infrastructure and coordinates the digitalization projects of the Lufthansa Group. Through an innovative, fast and flexible information management, Rueckert makes it possible to enables the design of "Customer Centric Airlines".