Ken Madrid was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of The Crown Worldwide Group on 1 January 2019 with responsibility for the various business units and their performance globally.
Prior to that Ken was the Chief Executive Officer for Asia-Pacific and the Chief Financial Officer for Crown Worldwide Group. He was accountable for the financial management of the company and shared worldwide responsibility with the additional board members for the strategic development and overall management of the company.
His career in the logistics industry began in 1976 when he joined United States Lines, a container steamship carrier, as a management trainee in their New York office. While at the company, he held management positions in corporate marketing and corporate development before being transferred to California where he was appointed Manager of Financial Planning for the company’s Pacific operations.
In 1984 Ken returned to New York to join U.S. Lines (S.A.), a new corporation formed by the acquisition of two other shipping lines and was appointed to Group Controller. He then went on to work for American President Lines as the Director of Corporate Planning and was also a member of their Quality Committee.
Six years later, Ken relocated to Hong Kong and joined Crown as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee. In 1994, he was appointed Executive Vice President and, in 2003, was appointed CEO of the Asia-Pacific region.
Ken has been instrumental in offering Crown employees the tools and resources they need to enhance their careers and to understand the importance of quality and why it is essential for a company’s overall success.