FedEx Express Leadership: President and CEO
Raj Subramaniam 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, providing time-sensitive, air-ground express service through more than 650 airports worldwide. Subramaniam is responsible for the leadership and direction of the FedEx Express group, which includes FedEx Express and TNT Express. He is also a member of the FedEx Strategic Management Committee, a select group of the company’s top leadership that sets the strategic direction for the corporation.
Previously, Subramaniam served as executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for FedEx Corporation, as well as chairman of FedEx Office and chairman of FedEx Trade Networks. His portfolio included all aspects of marketing and communications, innovation, corporate strategy, revenue management, and customer experience.
Subramaniam is credited with several landmark developments at FedEx, such as the significant expansion of the company’s global product portfolio, the remarkable growth of the FedEx retail footprint, the realignment of key functions to enhance the customer experience, and the continuing digital transformation of FedEx services. Under his leadership, FedEx was consistently ranked as one of the world’s most admired and reputable companies.
Subramaniam has a rich history at FedEx. After joining the marketing team in Memphis in 1991, he moved to Hong Kong to lead marketing for the Asia-Pacific region. In 2003, he was promoted to president of FedEx Express in Canada before returning to the U.S. as senior vice president of marketing and communications in 2006.
Born in Trivandrum, India, Subramaniam’s global perspective greatly influences his work at FedEx. He champions the idea that FedEx connects people and possibilities, and in turn, helps businesses to flourish, economies to prosper and standards of living to improve. His focus on globalization has contributed to the success of FedEx while creating countless opportunities for communities around the world.
Subramaniam received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He earned two post-graduate degrees: a Master of Science in chemical engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Subramaniam serves on the board of directors for First Horizon National Corporation and holds membership in a number of business leadership organizations, including World 50 and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum.