Amra Balic Managing Director and Head of BlackRock's EMEA Investment Stewardship BlackRock
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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. She is an alumna of BlackRock’s Women’s Leadership Forum. Amra is also a member of the European Commission (EC) Expert Group on technical aspects of corporate governance processes.
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 Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (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. Amra is also a member of the FRC Investor Advisor Group.
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. During her time at S&P Amra's responsibilities included integration of corporate governance into the credit ratings process. Amra started her career in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London in 1997 as a financial analyst.
Amra holds a B.A. (Hons) Economics and MSc Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).