Alexander Winterstein is currently head of communications and interinstitutional relations at DG Competition, European Commission. He has been holding various positions in the European Commission for the last 15 years, including at the 2002 Constitutional Convention and advising the President’s team on State aid matters. Alexander specialises in competition and economic policy and has been spending many years at the Commission’s competition department, including as personal adviser to the Director-General. He is an Austrian citizen, holds a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna as well as a master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. In 2013-14, Alexander has been a Visiting Fellow at Yale University.