Nov 19, 2014

Federal Express welcomes new president for APAC region

Karen Reddington, president, Federal Express, Asia Pacific

Kevin O'Hearn, vice president, Federal Express, South Pacific

Federal Express (FedEx) announced on November 13 that Karen Reddington (top picture), who is currently the vice president of FedEx Express for the South Pacific region, will assume the role of president of FedEx Express, Asia Pacific (APAC) starting January 1, 2015. David Cunningham, Jr., who is currently the president of FedEx Express, APAC, will take the post of chief operating officer (COO) at the FedEx headquarters. Further, it was disclosed that Kevin O'Hearn (bottom picture) would take up the role of vice president of FedEx Express, APAC starting December 2014.

Reddington, who will become the president of FedEx Express, APAC, joined the company in 1997 as an operations research advisor in Hong Kong. She took up the role of vice president of the said unit in 2011. Under her new position, she will lead the planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations for more than 30 markets and regions that comprise the APAC region, as well as manage more than 18,000 employees.

Meanwhile, O'Hearn joined FedEx Express in 1990 and held sales management positions in the Asian region starting 1992. He most recently served as vice president responsible for sales at APAC Global Sales & Solutions and South Pacific Sales. In the future, he will manage about 6,000 employees in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Cunningham, president of FedEx Express, APAC, claimed that, "Karen (who takes up the role of president) is a veteran of FedEx with strong leadership and understanding of the business. Her expertise and proven track record will be a great asset in her new leadership role." With regard to O'Hearn, he said that, "I am also pleased that Kevin O'Hearn will take over in Karen's previous role. He has more than two decades of logistics industry experience under his belt, which will be invaluable in a region that is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies."

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