Inese Allika holds a Master's Degree in European Studies from the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Latvia. She has broadened her expertise at the Sussex European Institute (University of Sussex, UK) within the framework of the Chevening Fellowship Programme as well as in different training programmes on economic and European matters in different European Union member states.
From June 2011 to August 2016, Allika represented Latvijas Banka in Brussels, during that period ensuring also representation of national interests with regard to the euro introduction in Latvia and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Earlier, from 1999 to 2005, she headed the European Union Department at the Ministry of Economy and, from 2006 to 2009, was counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Latvia to the European Union.
Allika’s current duties at the International Relations and Communication Department of Latvijas Banka involve a broad spectrum of matters relating to international relations, including the European Union and its member states, the European Central Bank, the Economic Cooperation and Development Organization and the International Monetary Fund. She also represents Latvijas Banka at the Alternates meetings of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union.