Amra Balic

Job Title Managing Director, BlackRock EMEA, Investment Stewardship
Country United Kingdom
Current Employer BlackRock

Amra Balic, Managing Director, is Head of BlackRock's EMEA Investment Stewardship team based in London, having joined the firm in 2011.

Amra is responsible for leading BlackRock's investment stewardship efforts in London, covering company engagement including voting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on behalf of BlackRock's clients globally and integration of extra-financial issues in the investment process. 

Amra is an active participant in the public corporate governance, stewardship and responsible investment debate and as such regularly speaks on the importance of these issues for company performance and investment decisions. Amra represents BlackRock on a number of industry bodies including the UK Investment Association Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee and the National Association of Pension Funds (UK) Stewardship Advisory Group. Amra is also a board member of Eumedion, the leading Dutch association representing institutional investors' interests in the field of corporate governance and sustainability.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Amra spent 14 years working on issues surrounding investors and investment decisions ranging from analysis of financial and extra-financial issues, deal origination, investment appraisal and management. Amra joined BlackRock after 11 years with Standard & Poor's (now S&P Global), where she was a Director in European Corporate Credit Ratings. Amra started her career in 1997 in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 

Amra holds a B.A. (Hons) Economics and MSc Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).