Indian American announced as FedEx Express President and CEO
AUSTIN, TX— FedEx Corp. announced on December 7th that David L. Cunningham, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, will retire effective December 31st, with Indian American Raj Subramaniam taking over the post.
Subramaniam, currently executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will succeed Cunningham effective January 1st, 2019.
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.
Born in Trivandrum, India, Subramaniam received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He earned two post-graduate degrees: a master of science in chemical engineering from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
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.