Colette Rückert-Hennen was born in Leverkusen/Opladen in 1961. After studying law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, completing her legal clerkship and second state law examination in Düsseldorf, she began her professional career in 1990 at the law firm of Dr. Klassen & Partner in Bonn. In 1992, she moved to the tourism company Air Marin Flugreisen GmbH in Bonn, where she headed the Human Resources, Legal and Administration Departments until 1999.
In 1999, Rückert-Hennen moved to the international tourism group Thomas Cook Group, where she was responsible for quality, customer and process management in the German market as director until 2008. In November 2008, she became CEO of the Thomas Cook Service AG in Switzerland.
From 2011 to 2018, Colette Rückert-Hennen was Chief Human Resources, Brand and Compliance Officer at SolarWorld AG in Bonn. In 2013, she also took over the Information Technology area, and in 2015 she became Labor Director. From August to November 2017, she headed the organizational and structural development of SolarWorld AG’s successor company, SolarWorld Industries, as Executive Vice President.
From 2018 to February 2019, Rückert-Hennen was CEO at EJOT GmbH & Co. KG in Bad Berleburg. There, she was responsible for Human Resources, Legal Affairs as well as Environment and Facility Management.
Since 1 March 2019, Colette Rückert-Hennen has been Member of the Board of Management, and since 1 July 2019, she has also been Labor Director at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe. Her division responsibilities include Sales, Human Resources, HR Strategy, Legal, Auditing, Regulatory Management, Compliance Management/Data Protection, Committees/Shareholder Relations, Occupational Medicine & Health Management and Corporate Real Estate Management.
Colette Rückert-Hennen is an honorary board member of the Bonner Kunstvereins e.V., as well as a member of the board of trustees of the ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe.