Ingo Friedrich (born January 24, 1942, in Kutno-Wartheland) is a former German (Bavarian) Member of the European Parliament. He was elected on the CSU ticket and sits with the EPP-ED Group. Friedrich holds a University degree in Economics. He was a member of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district council (1972–1996) and was the head of the CSU delegation to the European Parliament between 1992-1999. He has been awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit, and the Federal Cross of Merit, first class.
From July 2004 to January 2007 Friedrich was one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament. From October 2002, he holds the position of Treasurer of the European People's Party (EPP). On January 16, 2007, he was elected one of the 6 Quaestors of the European Parliament. Since September 2009 he has been President of the European Economic Senate. On February 20, 2013, Friedrich became Honorary Member of SME Europe, the pro-business organization within the European People's Party, which aims at improving the situation of small and medium-sized enterprises all across Europe.