Helena Jansson Nominee

As SVP Finance – International, Helena leads the FedEx Express and TNT Express Finance teams across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Helena joined FedEx in 1995 as Senior Financial Analyst, EMEA and, after holding positions in several functions across the Finance organization, was promoted to VP, Finance, EMEA in 2009.

Helena has had particular success leading the redesign of processes and systems. Her leadership has promoted a culture of continuous improvement in control and accounting processes – particularly those where automation can play a key role.

In 2015, she was appointed VP Finance - Europe. In that role, Helena led the Financial Planning & Analysis for the Europe region, including decision support for the European businesses, with responsibility for all FedEx Ship-to-Collect processes.

Helena actively supports the FedEx Finance Talent Management program – an initiative close to her heart – and also sits on the board of non-profit organisation JA Europe. Helena advocates for entrepreneurial education programs, such as the JA Worldwide Company Program and Enterprise without Borders – both of which have enjoyed long-term support from FedEx Express in Europe.

Prior to joining FedEx, Helena was a Management Consultant in Sweden for two years, then Lead Auditor at Philip Morris in their Brussels offices for another two years. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and graduated from the University of Linkoping, Sweden. She has lived in Belgium for over 25 years and has two children, Linn (16) and Eric (13).

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