Marco-Alexander Breit was born in 1981 in Neunkirchen / Saarland. From 2001 to 2008 he studied Political Science, Sociology and Middle and Modern History at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and International Political Economy at the Catholic University Leuven / Belgium. From 2008 to 2014, he held various positions in the Saarland State Chancellery, including Head of the Office of the Head of the State Chancellery and Minister for the Federal Government, Culture and the Media (2010-2011) and, from 2011, Head of the Office of Prime Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. As of April 2014, he worked as Personal Advisor to the Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, Peter Altmaier, at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. From April 2018 to July 2019, Breit headed the Department for Digital Policy Principles and Coordination at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Since August 2019, he has headed the Artificial Intelligence Unit at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWA).