Alissa Lee-Barden
Alissa Lee
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 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 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 was the Country Manager for South Asia at USTDA, managing USTDA’s energy projects in the region. Prior to this role, Ms. Lee was a Research Analyst supporting the East Asia region at USTDA.

Ms. Lee 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.