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James R. Muhs Sr.

FedEx International Leadership: President, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa (MEISA), FedEx Express

James Muhs, President and CEO, FedEx Trade Networks

James R. Muhs is the regional president of the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa (MEISA) region for FedEx Express. Based in Dubai, Muhs leads over 11,000 FedEx Express and TNT team members, and is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the region.

Prior to his appointment in MEISA, Muhs served as president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, which specializes in air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and international trade facilitation solutions. He also previously served as senior vice president of global planning, engineering, and global trade services for FedEx Express, where he was responsible for the company’s U.S. export business, as well as the planning and engineering of the FedEx Express global network.

Since joining FedEx in 1984, Muhs has held many management positions, including managing director of Global Operations Control beginning in 1996. Following that appointment, he became vice president of Global Network Planning and Operations Control in 1998. He is a four-time recipient of the FedEx Five Star Award, the company’s highest award for individual leadership and contribution.

Muhs holds a BBA from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of Memphis. He currently serves as chairman of the North American Leaders Group of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.