News: Crown Worldwide appoints Executive Management Group

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Crown Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-held group of logistics and related services companies today announces the creation of an Executive Management Group (EMG) to lead the next phase of its strategic growth at the end of its 50th anniversary year.

Crown Worldwide founder and Chairman Jim Thompson

I’m confident the formation of this EMG will equip us to achieve our goals over the next 50 years.

Crown Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-held group of logistics and related services companies, today announces the creation of an Executive Management Group (EMG) to lead the next phase of its strategic growth at the end of its 50th anniversary year.

The move to further enhance the group’s corporate governance comes as celebrations to mark its foundation in 1965 draw to a close, with the business now operating from 265 locations in some 60 countries.

Nine of Crown’s senior leaders have been selected to form the EMG, with a remit to provide strategic leadership in service to the Executive Board, promoting cohesion and collaboration across all of Crown’s divisions and regions.

The EMG will serve under the existing Executive Board, which comprises: founder and Chairman Jim Thompson; CEO for Asia-Pacific and CFO for the Crown Worldwide Group Ken Madrid; CEO Europe Middle East and Africa, David Muir.

Together the members of the EMG represent all of Crown’s divisional, regional and business operations, each a recognized leader in their field of expertise.

The EMG members are (in alphabetical order):

  • Philip Britton – Group Vice President, Crown Records Management                    
  • Norah Franchetti – Group Vice President, Marketing
  • Jennifer Harvey – Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Crown Worldwide Group
  • Ronan Kelly – Regional Managing Director, North America                
  • Shen Kong – Chief Financial Officer Asia Pacific, Group Financial Controller                    
  • Barry Koolen – Regional Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Northern Europe
  • Sherry Liu – Regional General Manager, Greater China, Crown Relocations
  • Pat Welch – Group Vice President, Crown World Mobility
  • Jurgen Zyderveld – Regional Managing Director, Continental Europe

Commenting on the formation of the EMG, Jim Thompson, Chairman and Founder of Crown Worldwide said:

“I’m proud that Crown Worldwide has risen to the challenge of operating on such a large and diverse global footprint.

“Looking back on that success and the story of how our company rose from humble beginnings in Japan in 1965 has been an important part of our 50th celebrations. However, Crown Worldwide has always been a business that looks forward and I’m confident the formation of this EMG will equip us to achieve our goals over the next 50 years as we continue to innovate in our service delivery to our clients and customers around the world.

“We have put in place a team of highly experienced and talented individuals and I fully expect that each member of the Executive Management Group will make a positive contribution to our future success.”

Crown Worldwide has an USD 800m turnover and offers services including corporate mobility consultancy, records and information management, fine art handling, relocations and wine cellars.

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Notes to editor:
Crown Worldwide Group (http://www.crownworldwide.com) operates from more than 265 locations in nearly 60 countries. Crown Worldwide’s divisions include Crown Records Management, Crown Relocations, Crown World Mobility, Crown Fine Art, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Established in 1965, the Crown Worldwide Group is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong.

Twitter: @CrownWorldwide

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