Michael Foster

Montreal, Canada

Michael Foster is the CTO and CIO of Canadian Railway. He is the former Senior Vice President IT and CIO of FedEx Freight based in Memphis, Tennessee responsible for all FedEx Freight IT Solutions work and core infrastructure. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President IT – International based in Hoofddorp, NL. He was responsible for the technology that runs FedEx in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Asia Pacific. Additionally, he was responsible for Global IT at TNT (recent acquisition by FedEx). He had an interim role as the Global Functional Lead for IT on the TNT Integration Planning Team. He spent the previous 7 years as Vice President IT and Regional CIO for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent Region. Originally, he joined FedEx in 1996 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In 2015, Foster was honored with the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award for exceptional business-oriented technology leadership and innovative ideas to business challenges. In 2017, FedEx Duo – developed by the European Development team, won a 2017 Digital Edge 50 Award. The annual Digital Edge awards are co-sponsored by CIO and Computerworld. He has received four FedEx Five Star Awards, the company’s highest level of recognition. Under his leadership, the Express EMEA IT team has earned 5 internal IT Hall of Fame awards.

He has spent the last 33 years living and working outside of the United States. He currently divides his time between Brussels, Belgium, and Memphis, Tennessee and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters exploring the world.