Member of the Board of Management of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG/Chief Personnel Officer
Colette Rückert-Hennen was born in Leverkusen/Opladen in 1961. Following her law degree at Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, in Bonn, legal training and second state examination in law in Düsseldorf, she started her professional career in 1990 at the law firm Dr. Klassen & Partner, in Bonn. In 1992, she moved to the tourism company Air Marin Flugreisen GmbH, in Bonn, where she was responsible for the areas of personnel, law and administration until 1999.
Mrs Rückert-Hennen moved to the international tourism company Thomas Cook Group in 1999, where she held the position of Director for Quality, Customer and Process Management for the German market until 2008. In November 2008, she was appointed Managing Director of Thomas Cook Service AG in Switzerland.
Colette Rückert-Hennen was the member of the Board of Management responsible for personnel, brand and compliance at SolarWorld AG, in Bonn, from 2011 to 2018. In 2013, she also took over responsibility for the area of information technology and became the Director of Human Resources in 2015. She headed the organisational and structural development of the successor company to SolarWorld AG – SolarWorld Industries – as Executive Vice President from August to November 2017.
Mrs Rückert-Hennen was then Managing Director at EJOT GmbH & Co. KG, in Bad Berleburg, from 2018 until February 2019. She was responsible there for the areas of personnel and law, as well as environment and building management.
Colette Rückert-Hennen has been the Chief Personnel Officer at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe since 1 March 2019 and also the Director of Human Resources since 1 July 2019. Her area of responsibility “HR, law and compliance, auditing” covers personnel and executive management, law, auditing, compliance and data protection, regulatory management, boards and shareholder relationships, as well as health management.
Colette Rückert-Hennen is widowed and has two daughters. She has been a member of the Board of Management of Lebenshilfe e.V. (a charitable organisation), in Bonn, in a voluntary capacity since 2015.