Head of Pine Street Leadership Development Group, Americas Region
Shoma heads the Pine Street Leadership Development Group in the Americas region at Goldman Sachs. Pine Street’s mission is to advise and develop the partners and managing directors of Goldman Sachs, as well as select external clients and affiliates of the firm.
Shoma specializes in creative executive development initiatives for individuals, teams, and organizations. At Goldman, she coaches, teaches, designs, and oversees a range of programs for senior leaders. Her research interests include executive presence, communications and influence, coaching for women and diverse professionals, and the connection between neuroscience and leadership.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2007, Shoma worked as a management consultant for over 15 years at various firms for clients in the public and private sector. She has also served at the humanitarian affairs division of the United Nations (OCHA) and at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Her publications include a book chapter entitled "Leadership Acceleration at Goldman Sachs," in The Handbook of Teaching Leadership by Nitin Nohria, Scott Snook, and Rakesh Khurana; a Deloitte whitepaper entitled Talent Management in the Life Sciences; a case study on executive presence for the Center for Talent Innovation; and several book reviews and interviews while she was the Managing Editor for the Journal of International Affairs.
Shoma earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of Advisors of The Leadership Institute at The Council of Urban Professionals.
Born and raised in Myanmar, Shoma now lives in Manhattan where she counts short story writing, traveling, and foreign policy among her interests.
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