Senior Country Manager, Indo-Pacific and East Asia
Alissa Lee-Barden serves as the Senior Country Manager for the Indo-Pacific and East Asia at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this role, Ms. Lee-Barden is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and project management of USTDA activities in two regions, the Indo-Pacific and East Asia. For the Indo-Pacific Region, Ms. Lee-Barden develops and manages the aviation and agribusiness portfolios. She also manages USTDA’s U.S.-Indo-Pacific Standards and Technology Cooperation Program and USTDA’s engagement with the U.S.-Southeast Asia Aviation Cooperation Program. In addition to her regional responsibilities, she is also co-lead of USTDA’s worldwide agribusiness team, which advises Agency staff on current trends and market opportunities.
Previously, Ms. Lee-Barden was the Country Manager for South Asia at USTDA, managing USTDA’s energy projects in the region. Prior to this role, Ms. Lee-Barden was a Research Analyst supporting the East Asia region at USTDA.
Ms. Lee-Barden holds a Master of Science in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She is based in Chicago, IL.