'To me, my job with FedEx is a marriage made in heaven'

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“To me, my job with FedEx is a marriage made in heaven,” said Karen Reddington, APAC President of FedEx, AmCham Governor, and leading woman in the airline and parcel delivery industry.

As a veteran in the airline and parcel delivery industry, Karen Reddington describes her association with FedEx Express as "a marriage made in heaven" in many ways.


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The executive, who helms the Asia-Pacific division of the express delivery giant, did not have a blueprint for the future in her early 20s, as she wasn't too interested in a particular subject.

She decided to go for a doctorate, placing her faith in any education of value at any stage in life. Eventually, she got her PhD in operations research from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Doing the degree certainly helps in fomenting discipline, working independently and driving oneself, says Reddington.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Reddington started her professional career as an operations research analyst with UK letters and parcels delivery company Royal Mail. She later had a stint with Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific, which brought her to the Asia Pacific and Hong Kong.

"There's always something about parcels and airlines (for me). With FedEx, I've been able to bring the two together," she notes.

Reddington joined FedEx Express in 1997, initially as an operations research adviser, on the strength of her academic background and took the helm as president of FedEx Express Asia Pacific in 2015. To date, she has been with the company for more than 20 years.

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