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Siebel Scholars Foundation
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Redwood City, CA 94063

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(650) 299-5260

2009 - Ryan Schleicher

Whether it’s bringing running water and high-speed Internet access to a rural village or establishing an oil trading business for a natural gas company, Ryan Schleicher thrives on the challenge of building new infrastructures to benefit people across the globe. 

He began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in 2005, assigned to a mountainous community in Jamaica, where he started a small eco-tourism business – which still exists today – to encourage visitors to explore this rural part of the country.  Ryan also built a basketball court, installed a water pipeline to connect the small town to the main line, and established a computer lab which provided the first-ever high-speed satellite Internet access to the region.  
 
The experience of living in a developing economy spurred Ryan to pursue a career where he could help the world meet its needs in energy and other consumables.  After receiving his MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business, he joined the Houston, Texas office of UK-based oil and gas company BG Group , which builds and supplies natural gas markets. Ryan is setting up BG Group’s first foray into the business of crude oil trading, capitalizing on a deepwater oil discovery off the coast of Brazil.  As he did during his Peace Corps tour, Ryan spends his days talking to interested parties to learn what their needs are to determine what infrastructure BG should build to best meet their mutual interests. His team is currently working with oil refiners across the world to determine what’s needed to move oil produced by BG Group in Brazil to global markets. 
           
Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.  A disciplined reader, he wakes up early to read for a couple hours before work, and alternates between fiction and non-fiction books.