- The Indian American is among 13 outstanding individuals to be honored by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., for overcoming adversity to achieve professional and personal success.
FedEx President and CEO Rajesh Subramaniam will receive the 2023 Horatio Alger Award and will be inducted as a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. The association annually bestows the award on outstanding Americans who exemplify dedication, purpose, and perseverance in their personal and professional lives.
Subramaniam joins 12 other exceptional business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving the honors this year. “Mr. Subramaniam embodies the power of the American Dream,” said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. “His commitment to education and building a better life for himself is admirable, and he will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for our scholars.”
The 57-year-old was appointed to his current role in March last year, after previously serving as the company’s president and COO. He has more than 30 years of industry experience at FedEx and has held various leadership roles in operations and marketing across its portfolio of operating companies.
Originally from Trivandrum, he lives in Memphis, Tennessee – the company’s global headquarters. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
He serves on the board of directors of FedEx Corporation, First Horizon Corporation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center Advisory Board, the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and the U.S.-China Business Council. He is also a member of the International Trade Administration’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC).
Subramaniam and the member class of 2023 will be formally inducted into the association during the Horatio Alger Award Induction Ceremonies in Washington, D.C. from March 30 through April 1.