Ingo Piepers studied ‘International Relations and Security’ at the Royal Netherlands Naval College (1980-1985). In 1997 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2006 he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam with a doctoral thesis on the war dynamics and development of the International System.
From 1985 until 1998 Ingo served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. Since 1998 he worked in a number of diverse functions in the Netherlands and in Indonesia.