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THE WEEK|October 24, 2021
Interview Rajesh Subramaniam, president and COO, FedEx Corp
K. SUNIL THOMAS

RAJ SUBRAMANIAM, 56 PRESIDENT AND COO, FEDEX

SINCE FEB 2019

COMPANY REVENUE billion $83.96

PLACE OF BIRTH THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA

EDUCATION Chemical engineering, IIT Bombay

Master's (chemical engineering), Syracuse University, New York

MBA, The University of Texas

CAREER FedEx (since 1991)

Responsible for several transformational initiatives, including profitably growing the e-commerce business

RAJ SUBRAMANIAM IS an epitome of the great American dream—hesitantly moving to the US as a student and today heading one of the world’s biggest logistics companies. This not-at-all-confused desi doesn’t mind sharing the gyan on what education and hard work can get you. Excerpts from an interview:

Q/ Indians are increasingly making it to the corner offices of global corporations. What does this signify?

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