Analyst Profile

Mbula Schoen

Mbula Schoen

Sr Director Analyst

17 years at Gartner,  19 years industry experience

Location:  Germany  | Language(s):  English, German

Roles and Responsibilities

Mbula Schoen is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner's CIO Leadership of Information IT Strategy, Execution and Org team. Ms. Schoen's expertise focuses on the future of work, talent management, upskilling the IT workforce, Employment Value Proposition (EVP), IT talent attraction and attrition drivers Ms. Schoen is a sought-after speaker and 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


  • 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

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Gartner PPM Summit Chair, 2018, 2019
  • Keynote Speaker at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, Orlando FL, & Cape Town, 2019
  • Keynote Speaker at Virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, 2021
  • Outstanding Performance Analyst, 2019