MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced the appointment of David Binks as regional president, FedEx Express, Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1, 2014. He will succeed Gerald P. Leary, who is retiring from FedEx Express after 39 years of distinguished service.
“David has been very instrumental in the strategic expansion of our European network over the past few years”
In his new role, Binks will be responsible for the broader leadership and strategic direction of FedEx Express across the entire EMEA region. He will be based at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Binks has been with FedEx since 1983, most recently serving as senior vice president of European Operations. Previously, he served as president of FedEx Canada. He has also held a number of other key management roles in EMEA and Canada throughout his FedEx career.
“David has been very instrumental in the strategic expansion of our European network over the past few years,” said David J. Bronczek, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express. “He has helped significantly enhance our capabilities in Europe, and his appointment provides a continuity of leadership that will be extremely valuable as we build on our presence in the region and serve even more customers in the years to come.”
Michael Holt, currently CEO of FedEx UK and Vice President of Operational Integration Europe, will assume Binks’ current role. According to Bronczek, “FedEx UK has become one of our most successful operating units under Michael’s leadership, and we know he will bring that same success to his new position.”
Regarding Leary’s retirement, Bronczek added, “Jerry has been a valuable member of our leadership team, and has set very high standards with his tremendous work in EMEA. He leaves the team on a clearly defined path for a great future, and we wish him all the best.”
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