Ralf Pastleitner, an Austrian national, studied law at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz/Austria, where he also acquired his law doctorate. He worked as an associate for a law firm as well as in the legal department of an international tool steel company in Vienna before coming to Brussels as parliamentary advisor to an Austrian MEP. After holding different senior positions in government and regulatory affairs with a focus on climate and energy policy, he joined TUI Group, the world’s largest integrated travel and tourism company in 2017 as Director International Public Policy & EU Affairs. He also heads TUI Group’s newly established EU corporate office in Brussels. He is the travel group’s point of contact for the European Institutions, European Associations and EU Member States, and represents TUI Group’s interests in the heart of Europe.