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 3 min
 Dec. 20, 2018

NYSE: FDX recently announced its president and CEO David L. Cunningham, is being replaced by Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam. Trivandrum-born Subramaniam is currently executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, and will succeed Cunningham effective January 1, 2019, according to a Dec. 7 press release.

Mr. Rajesh Subramaniam is an IIT Bombay Alumnus of Class O’87 with a B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering who later did his MS at the Syracuse University, finally followed by an MBA in Marketing/Finance at the University of Texas, Austin.

Mr. Subramaniam has been with FedEx for more than 27 years and has held various executive level positions in several of its operating companies and international regions, according to his bio. He began his career in Memphis, then moved to Hong Kong to oversee marketing and customer service for the Asia Pacific region. He took over as president of FedEx Express in Canada before moving back to the U.S. as senior vice president of international marketing. He was then promoted to executive vice president of marketing in 2013 at FedEx Services, prior to being named executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx Corporation in 2017.

“Raj’s global vision and broad experience make him uniquely qualified to lead our largest operating company.”

- David J. Bronczek, President and COO

Subramaniam is credited with several landmark developments at FedEx, including the continuing digital transformation of FedEx® services, the first-ever global brand campaign, and a significant expansion of the company’s global product portfolio. “Under his leadership, FedEx retains an enviable position as one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies,” the company says.

“We look forward to the continued growth of FedEx Express within our global portfolio as Raj takes on this critical role.” 

- David J. Bronczek, President and COO

He was honored with the IIT Bombay Distinguished Alumnus Award for his outstanding achievements in the corporate world. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame at Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis and named a Distinguished Friend of the university in 2016.

Subramaniam serves on the Board of Directors for First Horizon National Corporation. He holds membership in a number of business leadership organizations, including World 50 and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum.

 

Reference and Source: http://www.newsindiatimes.com/rajesh-subramaniam-appointed-president-and-ceo-of-fedex?fbclid=IwAR0DUovNmwtxYoh4eptKjhchN6qo4kPSRB-Lh6XCoHfOxwCtFIb6rKjQiCc

 



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