Analyst Profile

Mbula Schoen

Mbula Schoen

Sr Director Analyst

16 years at Gartner ,  17 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Mbula Schoen is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner's CIO Leadership, Culture and People research team. Ms Schoen focuses on helping C-level executives on tackling the challenges of transforming global businesses from a leadership, culture, and people perspective. She covers the complex challenges of Culture Change in organizations, High-Performing Teams, Leadership, CIO influence and CIO Role Evolution. Ms. Schoen brings more than 20 years of experience working with global companies in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Africa. In addition to her work at Gartner, Ms. Schoen is a visiting professor at a Munich University, where she lectures in management information systems.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Schoen worked for Siemens Communications in Munich, Germany, as a market analyst and as an executive advisor for the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Shanghai, China.

Professional Background

AmCham (Shanghai, China), Executive Advisor, 3 years
Jamadavice (Sofia, Bulgaria), Sales & Marketing Executive, 1 year
Siemens (Munich,Germany), Market Analyst/Competitive Intelligence for Cordless Voice Products, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Keynote Speaker, Cape Town, 2019
Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Keynote Speaker, Orlando Fl, 2019
Gartner PPM Summit Chair, 2018
Gartner PPM Summit Chair, 2019
Outstanding Performance Analyst, 2019


B.A., Economics, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Chinese Mandarin, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
M.B.A., University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
Master's degree in Sinology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany



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