Mediterranean Basin Initiative

Amna Popovac

Amna Popovac

Amna Popovac graduated from the Faculty of Electrotechnical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split, Croatia, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She was educated in post-graduate programs in Management and IT (MIT, Sarajevo) and Finance (Dayton, Ohio).

She is also a certified consultant in marketing, promotion, and business planning, as well as a certified trainer in marketing and promotion.

She is the President of the Board of JU Djeciji Vrtici Ciciban Mostar, a kindergarten in Mostar, BiH, as well as President of the Board of the Los Rosales Center for Children and Youth with Special Needs in Mostar.

Popovac is a member of the Board of the Association of Private Electronic Media in BiH (PEM) and one of the founders of the Association of Businesswomen in BiH – ONE.

Amna Popovac has been the owner of radio station Studio 88 since 1998, which she launched to contribute to the normalization of life in Mostar, Herzegovina, and BiH. From the very beginning to today, members of all constitutive peoples of BiH have worked at Studio 88, which makes it unique in Herzegovina.

In April 2011, she produced the documentary “Santiceva 88” with Federal Television. The documentary discusses the senseless war in general, and especially in those places where Studio 88 had one of the main roles.

In addition to this, Amna Popovac has worked for ten years for international organizations in BiH, such as the European Union Administration of Mostar (1996-1998), Scottish European Aid (1998-1999), and the Office of the High Representative (1999-2006).

Popovac’s biography was included in the book “This Was Not Our War,” by Swanee Hunt, the U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 1993 to 1997.

She is an enthusiast who knows how to motivate all team members to achieve the best results in project implementation. Her life motto, a quote from U.S. Rear Admiral David Farragut, is: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”

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