Amra Balic

Amra Balic

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Investment Stewardship team

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 covering company engagement including voting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on behalf of BlackRock's clients globally. The team engages companies and others in the investment stewardship ecosystem to promote the governance and business practices aligned with long-term value creation.  Amra is a member of the Stewardship Global Executive Committee and EMEA Executive Investments Subcommittee.  

 

Amra currently serves on a number of industry bodies and initiatives to enhance governance and sustainable business practices including the UK Investment Association’s Stewardship Committee, the UK Institute of Directors Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board, the FRC Investor Advisory Board, Eumedion General Board, the UK Investor Forum Board of Directors and the ECGRF Board of Trustees. Previously Amra was a member of the European Commission (EC) Expert Group on technical aspects of corporate governance processes and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (UK) Stewardship Advisory Group.

 

Amra is an active participant in the public corporate governance, stewardship and sustainably debate and as such regularly speaks on the importance of these issues for company performance and investment decisions. She is an alumna of BlackRock’s Women’s Leadership Forum. In 2019, Amra was named as one of the “100 most influential women in European finance” by the Financial News magazine. 

 

Prior to joining BlackRock, Amra spent 14 years working on issues surrounding investors and investment decisions ranging from fixed income analysis, deal origination, investment appraisal and management of research & analytical content. 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 the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London in 1997. Amra holds a B.A. (Hons) Economics and MSc Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

 

Amra lives in London with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs.