Crown Worldwide creates Executive Management Group

By Nye Longman
The worlds largest privately-held group of logistics and related services companies, Crown Worldwide, has announced that it will be creating an Executiv...

The world’s largest privately-held group of logistics and related services companies, Crown Worldwide, has announced that it will be creating an Executive Management Group (EMG) to lead the next phase of its strategic growth at the end of its 50th anniversary year.

With a turnover of roughly $800 million, Crown Worldwide offers services such as corporate mobility consultancy, records and information management, fine art handling, and relocations, as well as specialising in wine cellars.

The move is part of an effort to further enhance the group’s corporate governance as it comes close to celebrating over five decades of operation, having expanded operations in this time to cover 265 locations in 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.

The EMG members are:

•    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.”

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