Crown Worldwide expands the Executive Board and Executive Management Group
November 1, 2016
The Crown Group spans across over 50 countries and is the world’s largest privately-held group of logistics and related services companies. In a strategic move to lead and further develop the business, additional members have been appointed to join the Executive Board and the Executive Management Group (EMG).
The Executive Board
The Executive Board previously had three members: Jim Thompson (Chairman and Founder of Crown Worldwide), David Muir (CEO – EMEA) and Ken Madrid (CFO and CEO – APAC). Barry Koolen (Regional Managing Director – UK, Ireland and Northern Europe) and Jennifer Harvey (Regional Managing Director – North America) have now joined the Executive Board bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to further strengthen Crown’s leadership.
Barry will continue to Chair the EMG, however his responsibilities as Regional Managing Director will be transferred to Steve Hardie (Regional Finance Director – UK, Ireland and Northern Europe) in the interim. Jennifer’s role on the Executive Board is in addition to her current responsibilities.
The EMG serve under the existing Executive Board and represent all of Crown’s divisional, regional and business operations. Magali Delafosse (Group Vice President – HR) and Fred Weijgertse, Managing Director, Crown Fine Art) have now joined the eight other members of the EMG. Magali and Fred bring valuable insights to the Group and their addition strengthens the commitment to support senior leadership within the organization.
These new appointments coincide with the rollout of Crown's global 2020 Vision and Strategy. Commenting on the new structure, David Muir said: “Our Vision and Strategy are part of the roadmap that will shape and define the future of Crown. These recent appointments demonstrate our commitment at the executive level to successfully drive the business forward. This enables us to fully support senior leadership throughout the organization and creates an innovative environment delivering exceptional results.”