The Crown Worldwide Group Announces Internal Transfer Between France and Switzerland


Lausanne, Switzerland, 22nd July, 2013 – Crown Worldwide Group, the world’s largest privately-held group of international logistics and related services companies, is pleased to announce an internal transfer will take place between Crown France and Crown Switzerland, in line with Crown's core value to develop its people. Emmanuel Francheteau, previously Regional Manager - Southern France, has become General Manager – Switzerland, a newly created role based out of Geneva and Lausanne.

Emmanuel is now responsible for developing all current and strategic business lines in both the eastern and western parts of Switzerland. Emmanuel will continue his relations with the French team and help to further develop cooperation between the two French-speaking areas in Europe.

Emmanuel’s move to Switzerland follows a tremendous track record and experience with Crown since he joined the Crown University program in 1998. After spending time in Australia and Indonesia he was then assigned to Crown Paris. Emmanuel carried out the Sales Manager role through 2004 when he established Crown Lyon and has since built and developed the office to become very successful for Crown France. In 2009, in addition to running the Lyon branch, Emmanuel took on the National Sales Manager position for France and was then promoted to Regional Manager, Southern France, in January 2012.

Emmanuel previously reported to Michel van Riel, Country Manager - France, who commented: "I would like to thank Emmanuel Francheteau for his dedication, his customer care and the loyalty he has shown to Crown during the 10 years we have been working together. I am convinced that Emmanuel will continue his success and Crown’s growth in Switzerland using the same determination he has shown in France. I wish Emmanuel and his family the best".

In his new position of General Manager - Switzerland, Emmanuel is reporting to Jurgen Zyderveld, Regional Director, who said: "I am very grateful to Michel van Riel that Emmanuel can now apply his management talents in Switzerland and look forward to working with him to further strengthen our operations in Switzerland”.

Emmanuel said: "My relocation to Switzerland is a new chapter for me at Crown and I am confident that the experience I have built over the years will help the Crown group increase its investment in this very important country. I see many opportunities to grow our different divisions and am excited to have started working with Jurgen Zyderveld and my new colleagues on this side of the border while maintaining the strong relationships I have with the French team".

Francheteau’s commitment and experience will provide Crown Switzerland exciting prospects for the future; his appointment follows strategic plans to develop Crown’s presence in this part of Europe.

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Crown Worldwide Group Crown Worldwide Group ( operates from more than 265 locations in almost 60 countries. From its worldwide office network, it provides a range of services to governments, multi-national corporations, museums, galleries and private customers. Crown Worldwide's divisions include Crown Relocations, Crown World Mobility, Crown Records Management, 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.