New retail boss for Statoil

September 1, 2004, 09:00 CEST

Jacob Schram (42) has been appointed as the new senior vice president for Statoil’s retail business cluster, responsible for developing and operating its service station networks.

Covering almost 2,000 outlets in nine European countries, these chains deal with more than a million customers per day and have annual revenues of NOK 40 billion.

The networks also employ 8,000 people directly and encompass a total of 15,000 staff.

Mr Schram has held senior positions in Statoil’s Scandinavian retail organisation since 1996, and has served as president of Statoil Detaljhandel AS in Norway from 1999.

Before joining the group, he was head of marketing and public relations for McDonalds Norge AS in 1994-96 and a consultant and project manager at McKinsey&Company in Copenhagen in 1989-94.

“Mr Schram will pursue change with full vigour now that we’re sole owner of the Scandinavian retail business,” says Jon Arnt Jacobsen, executive vice president for the Manufacturing & Marketing (F&M) business area.

“We’ll now be exploiting the opportunities which this buy-back represents.”

“In-house, that means increased cross-organisational cooperation, more shared processes and an even stronger commitment to our employees and to expertise development.”

“Where the outside world is concerned, it will mean increased activity and doing an even better job for our customers.”

“I’m looking forward to unifying our operations in nine countries and developing a strong retail business,” says Mr Schram.

“The convenience trade is characterised by tough competition in all our markets. Building employee expertise, standing out from the crowd and focusing on details and speedy change are ever more important.”

Public affairs manager Morten Henriksrud, Statoil ASA
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