Ingo Richter studied electrical engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology. In 1992, he first came in contact with the aviation business. As a project engineer for airport equipment, he soon specialized in passenger information systems (FIDS) at Daimler Benz Airport Systems. He moved to CONRAC GmbH (later Data Modul AG) in the year 2000 and initially took over sales management at the Weikersheim site, where he later took over the overall technical responsibility (CTO) for Data Modul AG. In August 2017, he was appointed CEO for the aviation department of the company topsystem, located in Wuerselen, Germany.