We Indians are all set to add another feather to our caps. Another Indian corporate, Raj Subramaniam is going to take over FedEx as the CEO. For the unversed, FedEx is a delivery giant that is popular in the US and many other parts of the world. The businessman will be replacing Frederick W Smith who is the current chairman and CEO of the company.
It has been fifteen years since Smith founded the company. Recently, he announced about stepping down from the company in June. As published in The Indian Express, his statement talks about how the company looks toward what’s next. He also talked about having a great sense of satisfaction that a leader of the caliber of Raj Subramaniam will be taking FedEx into a very successful future.
Who is Raj Subramaniam?
Subramaniam, who is currently 54 years old, joined FedEx back in 1991. He was later elected to the board of directors in the 2020 post and there was no looking back for him. Despite taking over as the CEO, the businessman will retain his position as a board member.
Did you know that Raj Subramaniam also served FedEx Corp as the Chief Operating Officer and President? It was before he was named the CEO this very month. He was earlier positioned in various other leadership roles in the same company. That includes serving as its Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Executive Vice President.
Now, we can call him CEO Raj Subramaniam, isn’t it? He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Express. For the unversed, it is the world’s largest express transportation company.
The Indian businessman has been in several marketing and management roles ever since he joined FedEx. Moreover, he also served as the president of FedEx Express in Canada.
More about the new CEO
Raj Subramaniam’s father, C Subramaniam is a former Kerala DGP. He had earlier headed the State Police from 1991 to 1993. His mother, Dr. B Kamalammal was with the state health service and later retired as an additional director.
For the unversed, Subramaniam is a native of Palakkad. Later, he moved to Thiruvananthapuram in the early 1960s. There, he did his schooling at the Loyola School. Thereafter, Raj Subramaniam pursued chemical engineering at IIT Bombay. Later, he earned a master’s degree in the same field at the prestigious Syracuse University.
Did you know that he also holds an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Texas, Austin?
Now, the interesting part here is that not only Subramaniam but his family members are also associated with FedEx. For the unversed, his brother Rajeev and son Arjun Rajesh are also with FedEx.
Raj Subramaniam and his responsibilities
As the CEO-Elect and President of FedEx, Raj Subramaniam will be responsible for providing significant strategic directions for all the operating companies under FedEx. The entities under the same include FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, FedEx Services, FedEx Dataworks, FedEx Logistics, and so on.
As mentioned on the website of FedEx, the Indian businessman holds an experience of over 30 years.