Senior Counsel Trade & International Affairs, FedEx Express, USA
David E. Short serves as Senior Counsel, Trade & International Affairs, for FedEx Express, based in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities focus on building and enhancing the company’s relationships with the governments of the more than 220 countries and territories around the world served by FedEx. During his career with FedEx, Mr. Short was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the U.S. – Iraq Business Dialogue. He also served on the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) negotiations which produced the new “Rotterdam Rules” maritime liability treaty. Mr. Short serves on the Boards of the Business Council for International Understanding, U.S. – Cote d’Ivoire Business Council, and as Chairman of the U.S. – Colombia Business Partnership. Before joining FedEx in 2003, Mr. Short served as Director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Legal Department in Geneva, Switzerland, and before joining IATA, he was in private law practice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Short is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University, and received his law degree from the University of Southern California, where he served as an Editor of the Law Review. He is a Member of the District of Columbia Bar.