Aleksandra Tomanić has been the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans since 2019. Prior to her appointment to this position, she was a senior adviser with the German development agency GIZ, in charge of the German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment.
Previously, she has worked as an integrated CIM expert and coordinator for regional initiatives and EU policies with the Serbian Government’s Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit – which was the reason of her relocation to Belgrade in 2013. Her formal professional career began in Brussels, at the European Commission, DG Enlargement, where she spent almost 4 years with the Enlargement Strategy and Policy Unit, covering various horizontal policies, civil society and media issues in particular.
Aleksandra was engaged in various forms of grass-root activism (from humanitarian to political) during more than 10 years.
She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies of the Freie, Technische and Humboldt University of Berlin. She holds a degree in economics and management after studying at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Complutense University Madrid.
She is a native speaker of German and Serbo-Croatian, fluent in English and Spanish and a basic user of French.