Head of Unit, DG for Defence Industry and Space
Since 2015, Alain ALEXIS is in charge of one of the units of the Commission responsible for the initiatives regarding defence industry. This includes notably the preparation and adoption of the European Defence Action Plan, the Defence Development Programme for 2019/2020 and the European Defence Fund for 2021/2027. The unit ensures the implementation of the programmes, together with the preparation of the work programmes and the selection of projects for 2019/2020. Alain Alexis worked previously for the Commission DG Competition, as acting director for transport and postal services. He managed the unit in charge of State aid policy concerning air, maritime, rail and intermodal transports. Before joining the Commission, he worked for the Ministry of economy in Paris. He has a Master of European law delivered by the Sorbonne University.