FedEx holds managers accountable for diversity

Multiculturalism a "very significant competitive advantage" for Canada: president
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/08/2004

It wasn’t long ago that the president of Federal Express Canada went from job interview to job interview, hoping that someone would take the trouble and do the paperwork required to sponsor him, a foreigner, for a job.

Despite having earned two degrees in the United States, Indian-born Rajesh Subramaniam still found it took some hard knocking to get the first door to open. He finally found an in at FedEx, and within 12 years, became FedEx’s Asia Pacific vice-president and finally president of FedEx Canada in September last year.

Having lived in Canada for less than a year, Subramaniam still remembers how he was struck by Canada’s ethnic and religious diversity.