About the speaker:
Felix Leinemann is Head of Unit for Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning in the European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. He and his team promote a sustainable blue economy for the benefit of humankind and the oceans.
Mr Leinemann has worked for the European Commission since 2003 in various fields including fisheries and maritime policy, shipping, aviation and urban transport, as well as the EU's global navigation satellite system Galileo. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as Transport Counselor in the EU Delegation in Washington, DC. Mr Leinemann holds a PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany, following law studies in Germany and Italy.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) aims to develop the potential of the European maritime economy and to secure sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, a stable supply of seafood, healthy seas and prosperous coastal communities – for today's Europeans and for future generations. They develop and implement the Common Fisheries Policy and promote an integrated approach to all maritime policies, in full alignment with and direct support to the European Green Deal.