Subramaniam Replaces Cunningham as FedEx Express President/CEO

By Dipo Olowookere

From January 1, 2019, FedEx Express will have a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the company has announced.

Mr Raj Subramaniam will from that day occupy the position as the present occupier, Mr David L. Cunningham, retires from the firm from December 31, 2018.

Mr Subramaniam, currently executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will succeed Mr Cunningham effective January 1, 2019.

Mr Cunningham began his FedEx career in 1982 in operations at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tenn. Over his more than 36-year career, he held numerous leadership positions across the FedEx Express operating company in multiple regions, including chief operating officer and president – international, FedEx Express Asia Pacific chief financial officer, and regional president of the Asia Pacific region.

Most recently as president and CEO of FedEx Express, Mr Cunningham has been responsible for the leadership and direction of the FedEx Express group, which includes FedEx Express and TNT.

Mr Subramaniam has been with FedEx for more than 27 years and has held various executive level positions in several of our operating companies and international regions. He began his career in Memphis and subsequently moved to Hong Kong, where he oversaw marketing and customer service for the Asia Pacific region.

He then took over as president of FedEx Express in Canada before moving back to the US 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.

“Throughout David’s distinguished 36-year-career at FedEx, he has contributed to the growth of our company around the globe, and we wish him the best in his retirement,” said David J. Bronczek, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corporation. “Raj’s global vision and broad experience make him uniquely qualified to lead our largest operating company. We look forward to the continued growth of FedEx Express within our global portfolio as Raj takes on this critical role.” Brie Carere, a more than 17-year FedEx veteran, will succeed Mr Subramaniam as executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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