Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm is the EU-representative of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) since 2015, having founded its German chapter in 2013. ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, in recognition of its role to bring about a global prohibition of nuclear weapons. Leo is also Research & Advocacy Coordinator for the EU-office of Transparency International since 2015. Prior to this, he worked at the European Commission’s DG Economic and Financial Affairs, and had a stint as disarmament attaché for the pacific island Republic of Nauru at the UN in New York. Raised between Berlin and Venice, Leo studied international relations, EU political economy, economics and anthropology in Berlin, Dresden, Buenos Aires and the College of Europe in Bruges.