Dr Markus Richter was born in Münster, Westphalia in 1976 – where he also earned his doctorate in law.
Starting in 2005, Dr Markus Richter held several positions at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, with assignments in human resources, organisation, the office of the President and areas including integration and migration policy issues. In 2014 he became head of IT units at the Federal Office of Administration. He returned to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees as head of the Infrastructure and IT Directorate in 2015 and became Vice-President of the agency in 2018.
On 1 May 2020 Dr Markus Richter was appointed State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology. As Commissioner for Information Technology Dr. Richter is active in various bodies and numerous projects to develop e-government, reduce bureaucracy and modernize the public administration.