Damien Levie currently heads the unit Technology & Security, FDI Screening in the Directorate-General for Trade in the European Commission. In that capacity, he oversees the work of the screeners’ team on all FDI cases and chairs the EU Investment Screening Expert Group of Member States and the Commission internal FDI Screening network. He also oversees the other teams in charge of the dual-use export control regime – including the new EU Regulation adopted on 19 May 2021 – and in charge of high tech sectors and trade. He joined the European Commission in 2001, working on issues including merger control policy, advised two Commissioners on internal economic files while in their Cabinets. Damien was a senior EU trade diplomat (Minister Counsellor) in Washington DC from 2014 to 2018, and helped manage the economic relations with the USA under Presidents Obama and Trump. He was also the EU deputy-chief negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the USA.