Raj Subramaniam is president and chief operating officer and a director of FedEx Corporation.
As president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corporation, Subramaniam oversees the
FedEx portfolio of operating companies and the more than 490,000 team members of FedEx
Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Services, FedEx Logistics and FedEx Office. He
is also co-president and co-CEO of FedEx Services.
Subramaniam is a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes
the corporation’s strategic business activities. He is also a member of the FedEx Strategic
Management Committee, a select group of the company’s top leadership, which sets the
strategic direction for the enterprise.
Prior to assuming his role as president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corporation,
Subramaniam was president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, the world’s largest
express transportation company. In this position, Subramaniam oversaw the FedEx Express
global network, which services more than 220 countries and territories and provides timesensitive,
air-ground express service through more than 650 airports worldwide.
Subramaniam served as executive vice president and chief marketing and communications
officer for FedEx Corporation from 2013 to 2018, overseeing all aspects of the company’s global
marketing and communications, including advertising, brand and reputation, product and
business development, e-commerce, retail marketing and digital access. His portfolio also
included oversight of global customer experience, revenue management, corporate strategy and
Subramaniam has a rich history at FedEx. After joining the marketing team in Memphis in 1991,
he moved to Hong Kong to lead marketing activities for the Asia-Pacific region. In 2003, he was
promoted to president of FedEx Express in Canada before moving back to the U.S. as senior
vice president of marketing and communications for FedEx Services in 2006.
His international leadership experience, keen business insights and focus on globalization have
contributed to the success of FedEx and continue to provide a roadmap for future growth
initiatives. Subramaniam is responsible for several landmark developments at FedEx, including
the continuing digital transformation of FedEx services, the first-ever global brand campaign,
and a significant expansion of the company’s global product portfolio.
Subramaniam champions the idea that FedEx connects people and possibilities around the
world, helping businesses to flourish, economies to prosper, and standards of living to improve.
Born in Trivandrum, India, 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 an MBA from the
University of Texas at Austin. In addition to serving on the FedEx Corporation board of directors,
Subramaniam is a member of the board of directors of First Horizon National Corporation,
FIRST, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and the U.S.-China Business Council. He holds
membership in a number of business leadership organizations, including World 50.