Felix Leinemann is Head of Unit for Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning in the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. He and his team promote a sustainable blue economy for the benefit of humankind and the oceans. He has worked for the European Commission since 2003 on various policies including fisheries and maritime policy, shipping, international transport policy, as well as the EU's global navigation satellite system Galileo. From 2012-2014 he worked as Transport Counselor in the EU Delegation in Washington, DC. Mr Leinemann holds a PhD in law, following studies in Germany and Italy.