As Head of Trade and CBDC, Alisa is responsible for digital assets research, the CBDC Center of Excellence, trade finance, standards and governance design. Her previous role at ADB involved leading institutional initiatives on trade finance, digital economy, regional integration, and innovation. She has experience in both public and private sectors on trade, export promotion, labor issues, and designing and implementing development projects. She has worked in Cambodia, Chile, Finland, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the US. Her work on global digital economy issues include chairing committees at the ICC, BAFT, Trade Finance Advisory Council, and the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan.