FedEx International Leadership: President, Asia Pacific Division, FedEx Express
Karen Reddington is president of the Asia Pacific Division of FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company.
In this role, which Reddington took up in January 2015, she heads up the Asia Pacific Division from its headquarters in Hong Kong. The division comprises three regions: North Pacific, based in Tokyo; China, based in Shanghai; and South Pacific, based in Singapore. Reddington is responsible for leading the FedEx business across the region, including overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations across 30 countries and territories with more than 17,500 team members.
Reddington began her career with FedEx Express in 1997 as an operations research advisor in Hong Kong. In 2002, she was promoted to the position of managing director, network planning. She served as managing director of planning and engineering in 2007, where she led the successful rollout of the FedEx operations optimization initiative, as well as quality and service initiatives across the region. Most recently, Reddington was regional vice president of FedEx Express in South Pacific. She served in that role between 2011 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is a four-time recipient of the prestigious FedEx Five Star Award for her outstanding contributions to the business.
Reddington is currently a board member of JA Asia Pacific and member of the Executive Committee of Junior Achievement Hong Kong. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and also sits on the Advisory Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.
Reddington holds a Ph.D. in operations research from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.