FedEx Express CEO David Cunningham to retire

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FedEx Express president and CEO, David Cunningham

David Cunningham will retire from his role of president and CEO of FedEx Express on 31 December, to be succeeded Raj Subramaniam.

Cunningham started his FedEx career at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee in 1982, and has held numerous leadership positions across multiple regions.

Roles have included 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, Cunningham has been responsible for the leadership and director of FedEx Express group, including TNT.

Subramaniam will take over on 1 January 2019, and has been with FedEx for more than 27 years, having held executive positions across various operating companies and international regions.

He began his career in Memphis before moving to Hong Kong to oversee marketing and customer service for the Asia Pacific region.

Subramaniam 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 at FedEx Services in 2017, before becoming executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officers at FedEx Corporation in 2017.

FedEx Corporation president and chief operating officer, David Bronczek says: “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. 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.”