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FedEx Express elevates David Ross

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | February 17, 2015
Ross, who has over three decades of experience in the logistics industry, will be the president of New Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa region.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has named David Ross as president of its new Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa region (MEIA).

David Ross

In his new role, Ross is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of this newly-formed region, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

David J Bronczek, president and CEO, FedEx Express, says, "David Ross has a deep understanding of international trade and logistics in the Middle East, India and Africa, and he knows what our customers in this region need, to be able to grow their businesses. His knowledge and expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to enhance our capabilities and expand our product offerings in this important part of the world."

Ross has spent more than thirty years in the global logistics industry and has held several executive-level positions for FedEx Express, since joining the company in 1992.

Before moving into his current role as president, Ross, most recently, served as senior vice president for MEIA operations under the former Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Prior to that, he served as vice president of FedEx North Pacific Operations (1998); vice president of FedEx South Pacific Operations (2005); and, in 2011, he was named vice president of Integration and Domestic Operations for FedEx India, where he helped lay the foundation for domestic business operations.

"Some of the world's most rapidly emerging economies are in the Middle East, India and Africa," says Bronczek. "GDP in this important area is expected to grow by 4.2 per cent in 2015, and, through David's leadership, we are prepared to build on our long-term presence in the region, so that we can better serve our customers in the local markets as they expand their businesses," he adds.

Commenting on his new role, Ross says, "I am very proud to be a part of the FedEx Express MEIA team, and I look forward to working with our dedicated and enthusiastic team members to continue serving the needs of our customers who ship globally."

FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date, with a money-back guarantee.