Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, Capacity Building and Training Economist
Pitchaya Sirivunnabood joined ADBI as a capacity building and training economist in September 2018.
Her expertise is international economics and finance, specializing in regional economic integration and financial cooperation as well as bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, development of financial markets, and international/ transnational investment.
Prior to joining ADBI, she was an assistant director and the head of finance integration division at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was senior researcher and policy consultant for a Thai government think tank, the UNDP’s Asia Pacific Regional Center, and the European Association for Business and Commerce. She was also an assistant director and macroeconomist at the ASEAN Integration Monitoring Office, in charge of surveillance and monitoring process for the ASEAN Economic Community. She has a PhD in international economics (trade and finance) from the University of Utah, United States.