Rónan Kelly - Managing Director, North America
Ronan Kelly was appointed to the role of Managing Director, North America, in April 2011. In this position, he is responsible for all of Crown’s operations in the United States and Canada. Most recently Ronan was Regional Managing Director, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Ronan joined Crown Worldwide Group in 1999 as General Manager of Crown Taiwan and brought the business to profitability in a key developing market. He was promoted to Country Manager of Crown Malaysia in 2003 and led it to an impressive level of growth, making it significant to the Group's ongoing success.
Ronan was presented with the Chairman's Award in 2008; this award is given for financial performance, creativity in the development of the business, support for other Crown Group offices, achievement of quality objectives and support for the entire company.
Ronan played an instrumental role in the establishment of Crown's Shared Services Center and a multi-regional key account management team, both based in Kuala Lumpur. He became Regional Managing Director for Malaysia and the Philippines in 2008, supporting the team in Manila to turn around this operation setting it on a path to significant growth.
He was a member of the (now defunct) Senior Management Group of Crown from 2009-2015, and has been a member of the Executive Management Group since its start in 2015; Ronan sits on the IT Steering Committee. Ronan was also elected to the Board of the Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce & Industry.