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Brigitte Schaden


Honorary Global Advisor


Brigitte Schaden

Past President and Chair, IPMA
President, Projekt Management Austria
Chair, Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS)
Vienna, Austria



Brigitte Schaden is past President and Chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA); she previously served IPMA as a Member of the Certification Validation Board and Vice President for Certification.  She also serves as President of Projekt Management Austria and Chair of GAPPS (Global Alliance for the Project Professions). She is an International Assessor of IPMA, First Assessor of the Certification Body of the Romanian Project Management Association, First Assessor of the Certification Body of the Greek Project Management Association and First Assessor of the Certification Body of Projekt Management Austria. She is an IPMA Honorary Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of Project Management Associations in Australia, Greece and Nepal and a Member of the IPMA Ethic Committee.

Brigitte Schaden is currently Managing Director of BSConsulting, Chief Consultant, Coach and Business Mediator. She previously spent many years in the field of IT in bank and insurance companies, she was IT Manager of an international trading company and Manager of the Project Management Competence Center of Libro AG. She spent many years in the field of Quality, Training, Communication and Project Management. She was Manager HR & Organisation & Project Portfoliomanagement of Lion.cc Libro Online AG.

Brigitte studied Insurance Mathematics at the University of Technology in Vienna and Computer Technology at the University of Vienna. She has a Certificate of Proficiency in English from the University of Michigan, a Curriculum in Consulting and Coaching - CONECTA (ÖGGO), was Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level B) and has a Curriculum Business Mediation from the University of Klagenfurt/Falk group.

She has delivered presentations and speeches at national and international conferences in many countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, India, South Korea, Nepal, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, etc.). She has lectured at the University of Klagenfurt, Donau University and several European Universities of Applied Science.

Brigitte Schaden can be contacted at Brigitte.Schaden@pma.at

Profile created April 2023