Mirjam Schöning Portrait

Since October 2013, Mirjam Schöning serves as Global Head, Programs and Partnerships, at the LEGO Foundation. She is responsible for building up the Foundation’s programs and partnerships with a particular focus on learning through play. Mirjam was previously a consultant at Bain & Company. She analyzed the social sector lending strategies in Latin America for the World Bank, and worked on a regional centralization strategy for Shell in Scandinavia. Mirjam was, her previous engagements,heading the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a  member of the senior leadership team at the World Economic Forum. She was instrumental in shaping the strategy and activities of the Foundation. As part of the Schwab Foundation’s “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” selection process, Mirjam screened more than 2000 models of social enterprises spanning education, health, environment and enterprise development with a particular focus on Europe, Latin America, South Asia and USA. She is a board member of various social enterprises  including Dialogue Social Enterprises, Thomson Reuters Trust Law Foundation and the Duke University’s CASE Impact Investing Initiative. Mirjam holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: she studied International Business at ESADE, Spain and the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Mirjam graduated with Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.