FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced the appointment of its new president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
Kawal Preet, previously Senior Vice President of Operations, North and South Pacific regions FedEx Express, will take up her new the role on June 1, 2020.
She succeeds Karen Reddington, who served as president of Asia Pacific region since January 2015. Karen is moving on to be the regional president of Europe and CEO of TNT.
In her new role, Kawal will lead the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, and will manage nearly 40,000 team members across 103 markets and territories that make up the AMEA region, accounting for nearly half of the destinations FedEx Express serves.
“I am thrilled that Kawal is taking over the reins as the president of AMEA region, including Asia Pacific,” Don Colleran, President and CEO of FedEx Express said.
“Kawal is an industry veteran and brings a wealth of experience working at FedEx. She has proven to be a strong leader repeatedly over the years and has helped take Asia Pacific operations to new heights.”
Don said he is also looking forward to seeing the company’s AMEA business grow under her leadership, and thank outgoing APAC regional president Karen Reddington for her g service as she takes over the European region.
Kawal joined FedEx Express in 1997 as an associate engineer in Singapore. Following a steady series of promotions and roles spanning service quality assurance, ground operations, and planning and engineering for the air and ground network, the company said she has demonstrated a keen passion to create greater access to the global marketplace and connecting businesses with possibilities.
Kawal said she is humbled and honored to be leading the leadership team and a new region that is bursting with opportunities for global trade and businesses.
“Our focus remains the same, which is to deliver the Purple Promise of an outstanding experience to our customers and communities as one region, while harnessing the power of our FedEx strong team who demonstrate the Purple Passion every day,” she said.
Globally, more than half of the FedEx management team have risen through the ranks of the company.
“FedEx remains proudly committed to its people-first philosophy and has a long-standing practice of developing talent from within,” the transportation company said in a statement.