He made a name for himself as the CEO of Securitas in 1987 before moving on to Skanska, when Percy Barnevik was chair. Schörling later left his executive career to focus on his own Investments.
In August 2006, Schörling revealed that he would take MSAB public, listing it on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. He also unveiled a new board of Directors. The new board, one of the most high-profile in the Swedish Business world, includes Stefan Persson, Carl-Henric Svanberg, and Schörling's daughter.
As of January 2015, he is worth $6.5 billion according to Forbes.