Donald F. Colleran
FedEx Express Leadership: President and CEO
Don Colleran is president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company. The FedEx Express global network services more than 220 countries and territories, and provides time-sensitive, air-ground express service through more than 650 airports worldwide. Colleran is responsible for the leadership and direction of the FedEx Express group, which includes FedEx Express and TNT Express.
Previously, Colleran was executive vice president and chief sales officer of FedEx Corp., where he was responsible for the more than $60 billion in worldwide revenue across multiple FedEx operating companies. His global sales and solutions teams executed on the FedEx growth strategy and helped customers grow their businesses through unique selling solutions, and by providing opportunities to reach new markets, eliminate trade barriers, and expand their businesses globally.
Colleran began his FedEx career in 1989 as an international sales manager in Philadelphia. In 1992, he moved to Tokyo and began a 12-year global career in international sales and operations management. While in Tokyo, Colleran became managing director of sales, North Pacific region, and in 1997 was named vice president, sales, for the Asia-Pacific region, headquartered in Hong Kong. In 2000, Colleran was promoted to president, FedEx Canada, and remained in that capacity for three years before being named senior vice president, international sales, and moving to Memphis. In 2006, he was named executive vice president of global sales and solutions of FedEx Services.
A native of Massachusetts, Colleran earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. He serves on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Advisory Board, ABM Industries Board of Directors, and EastGroup Properties Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized as one of the Irish America magazine Business 100.