Named President, Asia Pacific
At Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Singapore, Singapore
Reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer J. Allen Smith, Crawford assumes
primary responsibility for all business activities in the Asia Pacific region, including
implementing the company's growth plan and delivering on financial objectives associated
with the strategic plan for the region.
Based in the company's corporate office in Singapore, Crawford is relocating from Shanghai,
China, where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Shanghai Disney
Resort and president of Walt Disney Holding Company, Shanghai. A 24-year veteran of The
Walt Disney Company, his experience includes real estate, project management, hospitality
and entertainment. Crawford was deeply involved in the negotiations that lead to Shanghai
Disney Resort. In his most recent position, he was charged with creating the management
company that will operate the Shanghai Disney Resort, which is The Walt Disney Company's
sixth resort destination worldwide.