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Gordon Lawlor, Managing Director, Circle K Ireland

By Donna Ahern
Gordon Lawlor, Managing Director, Circle K Ireland

Gordon Lawlor assumed his role as Managing Director of Circle K Ireland in August 2019. He is responsible for leading the business in Ireland, with the Circle K rebrand process close to completion and several exciting opportunities on the horizon for the fuel and convenience retail space. He previously held the role of Fuels Director within the company.

Gordon has significant industry expertise, having held several management and leadership roles in the fuel and convenience retail sector over the last 21 years. He worked for ExxonMobil for 17 years – in Ireland with Esso Ireland, and internationally with ExxonMobil in both Brussels and London.

He also led the Esso business in Ireland as its Chairman and Director from 2012 until its acquisition by Topaz Energy in 2015. Following the acquisition of Topaz Energy in 2016 by Alimentation Couche-Tard (ACT), he was promoted to Fuels Director of Circle K, the global fuel and convenience brand of ACT.

In his role as Fuels Director, Gordon Lawlor played a key role in the integration of the Circle K brand in Ireland, leading the introduction of Ireland’s first premium additised fuels, miles and milesPLUS, to the Irish market across the full network of Circle K service stations.

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