Stephen Schueler has been recognized with the “2019 Global Sustainability Award” for his efforts supporting the shipping industry transition to cleaner fuel. January 1st, 2020, the shipping industry will transition from 3.5% sulphur fuel to .5%, reducing the emissions by 85%. The fuel transition will have a major positive impact on the environment with 2.9m barrels of fuel per day converting. His passionate leadership in promoting green fuel and sustainable trade development is leading the shipping industry to a positive transition to cleaner fuel. The 2019 Global Sustainability Award serves to recognize the actions of those in the corporate world taking steps to significantly advance the development of sustainable environmental practices in business.
Stephen Schueler is the CEO of Enerjen Capital. Schueler has always focused on the sustainability of the environment and is currently making a significant impact with the upcoming shipping fuel legislation change with commercial ships changing January 1st, 2020. Although this significant change is necessary, it will impact shipping companies, where Enerjen is supporting the transition to cleaner fuel and continue supporting global trade. Enerjen is a leading global fuel supply and hedging firm, which supports the shipping industry transition to cleaner fuel.
Stephen Schueler was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began working at Procter & Gamble (P&G) after graduating from Miami University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He subsequently graduated with his M.B.A in Finance from San Francisco University.
Stephen Schueler worked for P&G globally in sales, management, and director roles across countries including South Korea, Russia, Argentina, and Venezuela until 2012. He says that P&G is an incredible company which helped create his passion for sustainability.
Schueler began his career as a sales rep for P&G before becoming unit manager and then district manager in the San Francisco region. It was during this time that Schueler earned his MBA from San Francisco University. Later, Schueler moved back to Cincinnati to work in P&G’s laundry care business and then began his international career. One of Schueler’s highlight roles during his time at P&G was supporting the launch of Ariel detergent across the Latin America’s southern cone. Schueler then lead P&G’s South Korea and later Russia and Eastern Europe business. Ultimately, after much travel, Schueler returned to Cincinnati to lead global retail operations for P&G.
After P&G, Schueler became the Corporate Vice President of Global Retail Sales and Marketing at Microsoft, where Schueler helped launch Xbox One, Office 365, Surface computer and the Windows phone. Schueler then moved to Maersk, the largest shipping company in the world. He served as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for a total of 387 global offices across 114 countries. Stephen was also the CEO of the Safmarine Shipping Line.
Schueler serves as a board advisor for Solyovo, Blue Agua, LumeNXT, and Warehowz. Schueler has continually dedicated himself to creating a greener world.
Stephen Schueler is passionate about the environment, travel, and investing. He has visited 162 countries with hopes to see every country. Schueler has made a difference through the leadership roles he has had throughout his career. He feels blessed that his current role gives him the opportunity to pursue initiatives that will allow him to help companies transition to greener energy solutions and resources. And the future looks bright as he takes his skill set and experience over the years and uses them to continue to inspire those who work with him and implement strategies that will create a sustainable world for everyone to enjoy.