FedEx Corp. has appointed Don Colleran (pictured below) as president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express – effective from 16 March (Saturday).
He will replace Raj Subramaniam, who became president and chief operating officer of the parent company on 1 March, after then-president David Bronczek retired.
Colleran has been with FedEx for almost 30 years, holding various executive level positions in several operating companies and international regions.
He began his FedEx career as an international sales manager in Philadelphia before moving to Asia Pacific to lead the region’s sales group.
In 2000, Colleran was promoted to president of FedEx Express Canada prior to moving back to the US in 2003 to serve as senior vice president of international sales.
In 2006, he was appointed executive vice president of global sales. In 2017, Colleran was named executive vice president and chief sales officer of FedEx Corp.
A native of Massachusetts, Colleran earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.
“Don has the depth of talent and global experience to lead the FedEx Express organization. With his commercial focus and global mind set, he is the right choice to execute our key strategies and deliver for our customers, team members and shareholders,” said Subramaniam.
Jill Brannon, a more than 30-year FedEx veteran, will succeed Colleran as executive vice president, chief sales officer of FedEx Corp.