FedEx Express chief David Cunningham to retire

posted on 10th December 2018 by Justin Burns

FedEx Express president and chief executive officer David Cunningham will retire on 31 December this year and be replaced by executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, Raj Subramaniam on 1 January, 2019.

Cunningham (pictured below left) began his FedEx career in 1982 in operations at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis.

Over his more than 36-year career, he held numerous leadership positions across the FedEx Express operating company in multiple regions, including chief operating officer and president – international, FedEx Express Asia Pacific chief financial officer, and regional president of the Asia Pacific region.

Most recently as president and CEO of FedEx Express, Cunningham has been responsible for the leadership and direction of the FedEx Express group, which includes FedEx Express and TNT.

Subramaniam (pictured above middle) has been with FedEx for more than 27 years and has held various executive level positions in several of our operating companies and international regions. He began his career in Memphis and subsequently moved to Hong Kong, where he oversaw marketing and customer service for the Asia Pacific region. Subramaniam then took over as president of FedEx Express in Canada before moving back to the U.S. as senior vice president of international marketing.

He was then promoted to executive vice president of marketing in 2013 at FedEx Services, prior to being named executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx Corporation in 2017.

Brie Carere (pictured above right) has more than 17-year FedEx veteran, will succeed Subramaniam as executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation.