Kristina Baris has been a Research Associate for Asian Development Bank since the beginning of 2018 with expertise in international trade, global value chains, and energy capacity-building. She was previously Project Finance Manager for Bergs Energy Consulting. For over six years, Baris held a variety of positions in energy consulting, project management, research, community engagement, and strategy with Bergs Consulting. Prior experience was with the Development Bank of the Philippines and IBM Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and a double master’s degree (magna cum laude) in international business and economics from University of Pavia in Italy and Strasbourg University in France.