Rakesh Shalia is the vice president of marketing & communications for FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for the planning, management, and execution of all marketing-related functions in the region. Shalia joined FedEx in 2002 as strategic marketing senior analyst at the FedEx World headquarters in Memphis. From there he was promoted to manager of International Market Development. In 2011, he was named managing director of marketing - Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, based in India. He returned to the U.S. in 2015 to join the Latin America and Caribbean division as managing director of marketing. Prior to FedEx, Shalia worked for JP Morgan Chase and Philip Morris International. He is a member of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and Junior Achievement Americas.