INTERNATIONAL transport company FedEx Express has announced the appointment of Kawal Preet as the new president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Kawal Preet, previously senior vice president of operations, North and South Pacific regions, FedEx Express, is to begin the role on June.

She succeeds Karen Reddington, who served as president of Asia Pacific region since January 2015.

She has moved on to become the regional president of Europe and CEO of TNT.

In her new role, Kawal is to lead the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations.

“I am thrilled that Kawal is taking over the reins as the president of AMEA region, including Asia Pacific,” said Don Colleran, president and CEO of FedEx Express.

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“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,” Mr Colleran said.

“I look forward to seeing our AMEA business grow under her leadership, and thank outgoing APAC regional president Karen Reddington for her outstanding service as she takes over the European region.”

Kawal joined FedEx Express in 1997 as an associate engineer in Singapore.

“I am humbled and honored to be leading this talented and experienced leadership team and a new region that is bursting with opportunities for global trade and businesses,” Kawal Preet said.

“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.”

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