President invites

President invites: Jacob Schram

With almost 30 years of experience from some of the world's largest companies; McKinsey & Company, McDonald's, Statoil Fuel & Retail and now Circle K, he knows the core of business and leadership. Welcome to a lecture with Jacob Schram, Group President Circle K Europe.

Welcome to a lecture with Jacob Schram, Group President Circle K Europe.

With almost 30 years of experience from some of the world's largest companies; McKinsey & Company, McDonald's, Statoil Fuel & Retail, Alimentation Couche-Tard and Circle K, he knows the core of business and leadership.  Jacob strongly believes leadership is both about competence and personality. In addition, he think most leaders will benefit from working within a framework.

His response to this framework consists of the following five elements:

  • Creating results is at the core of all business activities.
  • Strategy is about mapping out a direction.
  • Execution is about making the right things happen.
  • When working with people one must create enthusiasm and ensure the individual's development.
  • Leadership is about simplification and communication from the boardroom to the person who works with the customer.

The title of Schram's lecture is "Healthy businesses create results over time and execution leadership is the key to success". We hope the lecture will give you inspiration and some useful answers.

Breakfast will be served from 08:30. The lecture starts at 09:00.

About Jacob Schram:

Jacob Schram is the previous CEO of Statoil Fuel & Retail – now he is Group President, Europe and part of the Global Executive Team for Alimentation Couche-Tard. 

With a background from McKinsey and McDonalds, Jacob entered the Statoil organization back in 1996 with a clear goal to make this part of the company more retail oriented. Since then his role has grown and until recently he also held the position as president of Virke, the Enterprise Federation of Norway representing over 20,000 businesses with more than 225,000 employees in Norway as well as board member of MøllerGruppen, an European car importer with more than 750,000 customers in five countries.

Jacob Schram led the project of rebranding Statoil on behalf of the global executive team that decided on Circle K as the global brand. Jacob has also been leading the work on the road map to becoming the world’s preferred convenience and fuel retailer.

Schram was awarded the 2017 NACS Insight European Industry Leader of the Year Award.

‘President invites’ is a series of lectures at BI Norwegian Business School where President Inge Jan Henjesand invites senior executives in Norwegian business and politics to speak to our students.

Practical information

  • Time:Monday, October 16, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Place:Campus Oslo, B2-060
  • Price:Free of charge
  • Contact:Hannah Møller Endresen (hannah.m.endresen@bi.no)