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Vice President Dr. Markus Richter

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Dr. Markus Richter has been a Vice President of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) since 21 June 2018.

After completing his schooling in Münster, he rendered his basic military service in the 1st German/Dutch Corps in 1996. Following his law studies with stays in Nairobi and Vancouver, and after taking his Dr. jur. at the University of Münster, he completed his training period by passing the Second State Examination in 2004.

He joined the BAMF as a specialist advisor in 2005. He was given assignments as specialist advisor and head of division, including in Human resources, Organisation, the Office of the President, and Policy on integration and migration.
From 2014 to 2015, he coordinated IT services for client authorities at the Federal Office for Information Technology (BIT) in the Federal Office of Administration in his role as an overall head of division. He returned to the BAMF in November 2015, where he was tasked with setting up and heading the new “Infrastructure and IT” Directorate-General.

Dr. Markus Richter was born in Münster in 1976. He is married with two children.

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