Raphaël Goulet is Head of Unit for International Ocean Governance, Law of the Sea and Arctic policy in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries since 2020.
He previously headed the unit for public interest services in the Directorate General for internal market (2017-2019). He joined the European Commission in 1996 in the Directorate General for regional and urban policy, where he held various positions, dealing with regional development programmes (ERDF) in Germany, pre-accession infrastructure projects (ISPA) in Latvia, Assistant to the Director General and head of different units for strategic planning and inter-institutional relations, for information, communication and international
relations (2008-2012), and for relations with Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany and the Netherlands (2012-2016).
He graduated from the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris and from the Free University (political science and economics) in Berlin.