Is the head of International Partnerships and Top Industries of the Directorate General for Foreign Economic Relations of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the last decade, he has held several positions as senior diplomat for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Egypt, and Afghanistan. Moreover, within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, he was also deployed as a conflict analyst and mediator in Guatemala and Uganda.
Richter holds a Ph.D. in Politics and Conflict Studies from the University of York, United Kingdom, and has a BA degree from the International School in the Netherlands. Since 2015, he is a member of the International Board of the University Nijenrode.