Raj Subramaniam named new FedEx Express CEO as David Cunningham retires

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Dec 10, 2018: Last week, FedEx Express announced that its President and CEO David Cunningham will retire at the end of 2018.

At the same time, the Memphis-based company informed that Raj Subramaniam, currently executive vice president and director of Marketing and Communications for FedEx Corporation, will succeed Cunningham effective January 1, 2019.

Subramaniam, who is a 27-year veteran of FedEx, began his career at FedEx in 1982 on the FedEx Express World Hub operation in Memphis, Tennessee. He started his career in Memphis, then continued in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for marketing and customer service for the Asia-Pacific region.

Subramaniam then took the presidency of FedEx Express in Canada before returning to the United States as senior vice president of International Marketing. He was then promoted to senior vice president of Marketing for FedEx Services in 2013.

Cunningham has been FedEx Express’ president and CEO since early 2017.  In his current role, David L Cunningham has been responsible for FedEx Express Group leadership and leadership, which includes FedEx Express and TNT.

"Throughout his distinguished 36-year career at FedEx, David Cunningham has contributed to the growth of our company around the world, and we wish him all the best for his retirement," said David J Bronczek, president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corporation.

Brie Carere, who has been with FedEx for more than 17 years, succeeds Raj Subramaniam in his role at FedEx. Carere is currently senior vice president of global portfolio marketing for FedEx Services.

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