Timm Richter is the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at XING AG.
Timm Richter was initially advisor and project manager at McKinsey, before he went to Tchibo, where he served as Head of Innovation Services. In 2008 he moved into the tourism industry, first as managing director of TUI daughter Berge & Meer Touristik GmbH. In early 2011 Timm Richter became th sole manager of TravelTainment GmbH, where he led the company's merger into XING AG.
He studied mathematics at the Technical University of Hannover and subsequently completed an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the US.
Timm Richter is married and has two children.
Q. DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL OR LIFE MOTTO?
A. Be satisfied but never settle.
Q. WHAT EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE STANDS OUT IN YOUR MEMORY?
A. That I learned English properly in a three-month stay in America by only speaking English.
Q. WHAT CAN YOU NOT LAUGH ABOUT?
A. When others are injured.
Q. WHAT’S SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL YOU’VE Bought Yourself RECENTLY?
A. The book 'Understanding Syria’ by Gerhard Schweizer.
Q. WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU NEVER GIVE AWAY?
A. 'Everyday Zen' by Charlotte J. Beck.
Q. WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST ALIVE?
A. Riding my bike in the early morning sunshine to the U-Bahn station.
Q. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?
A. The miracle of nature.
Q. WHERE IS YOUR MOST PEACEFUL PLACE?
A. The dunes on the west coast of Sylt.
Q. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST GOOD DEED?
A. I cooked a good meal for my family.
Q. WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY DREAMED ABOUT?
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC?
A. The Beatles.
Q. WHAT IS MORE DIFFICULT for you: STARTING OR STOPPING?