FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith Honored at USCIB Award Gala


Yesterday, FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith received the top award from the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group representing America’s leading global companies. He was honored at the annual USCIB Award Gala with the International Leadership Award, joining the ranks of only 32 other individuals.

“Fred Smith is a terrific CEO and is a leader who has demonstrated over many years a strong commitment to innovation, open markets and a positive role for business in society,” said USCIB Chairman Terry McGraw, president, chairman and CEO of McGraw Hill Financial. “He exemplifies the very best of USCIB’s core values.”

The annual gala gathers hundreds of business leaders and dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles. Among this year’s attendees were members of the executive board of the International Chamber of Commerce and the secretaries general of each of USCIB’s affiliated global business groups – ICC, the International Organization of Employers, and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson provided the keynote remarks.

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