Since March 2008, Tobias Ragge has been CEO of the family-owned company in second generation which was founded in 1972.
He joined HRS as Executive Assistant in 2004 and became Head of Marketing in 2005.
Tobias Ragge has been gradually shaping the HRS Group to become the global market leader for business travel and is strategically developing the different business units: In the portal business, HRS is among the top 3 European hotel booking portals. Furthermore, Ragge established an additional business unit called HRS Global Hotel Solutions which offers large corporations a holistic business process outsourcing approach to manage global hotel programs. By now, HRS serves over 2,500 multinational clients such as Google, Alibaba, Huawei, Toyota, Siemens and VW. The third business unit, HRS Destination Solutions, has been built since 2013 and has become the market leading technology expert in the German speaking countries for destination management solutions.
Since his promotion to become the CEO in 2008, Tobias Ragge transformed the HRS Group into a global company with over 1,500 employees working in 28 offices worldwide. The HRS Group’s head quarter is located in Cologne, Germany.
Tobias Ragge studied International Business Administration at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. After successfully completing his studies and receiving his degree in Business Administration, he started his professional career in 2002 at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe’s leading airline. Within the corporation, he worked for the airline Lufthansa Passage in the units CRM and Corporate Strategy, as well as for the subsidiary Lufthansa Cargo in the area of alliance management in Atlanta, USA.
He is a well-recognized speaker at global conferences and was awarded with the “Travel Industry Manager 2012” title by the Travel Industry Club Germany. In 2014 and 2016, Tobias Ragge was recognized by the BTN Group as one of the 25 most influential executives in the business travel industry. The BTN Group is the leading provider of news and information serving the business travel industry.