Jurgen Zyderveld is Regional Managing Director of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. He is also Vice Chair of the Executive Management Group.
After joining Crown Worldwide in 1995 as Residential Sales Manager in Singapore, Jurgen opened Crown’s operations in Seoul, South Korea in 1998 and subsequently helped integrate the Italian operations in Milan and Rome upon their acquisition by Crown in 2000. In addition to country management roles in South Korea, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, Jurgen has held a Regional Sales Management role in Europe and was also Regional Director of the DACH region from 2008 to 2015.
In June 2015, Jurgen assumed expanded responsibility for Central, Southern and Eastern Europe to include Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the CEE countries, Turkey and Russia. In this role, from his base in Zurich, Jurgen works closely with a strong management team of country leads and functional managers to ensure quality service delivery across all of Crown’s business units.
Jurgen is a Dutch national with a bachelor’s degree in General Management, Economics and Marketing from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and graduated from the first Crown University Program (Crown's internal management program) in 1997. He speaks Dutch, English, German, Italian and French.