About Lisa Lisson

LLisa Lisson, known for being the first female and first Canadian President of FedEx Express Canada, leads a team of over 6,000 employees coast-to-coast specializing in international and domestic courier solutions.

Lisa joined FedEx Express as an associate marketing specialist in 1992. She quickly progressed and, in 2003, was appointed vice president of sales, marketing and corporate communications. She was appointed to her current role in October 2010. In every single year of her leadership, employees have ranked FedEx Express as one of Canada’s best places to work on the Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Canada list. Lisa’s focus on service excellence and community engagement has also given FedEx a place among the 20 most respected brands in Canada. Lisa has been named a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medalist and one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame WXN Top 100 List.

Lisa balanced a fulfilling life as a wife and mother until unexpectedly one evening, her husband Patrick was paralyzed with a life-altering heart attack. While looking after him, Lisa maintained her executive position at FedEx, continued volunteering as a director at the Business Council of Canada, as a director on the SickKids Foundation, and cared for their four children, all of which at the time were under the age of 10 at the time. Sadly, Patrick passed away two years later.

In her spare time, Lisa shares her personal story and life lessons to help inspire others, to let them know they are not alone and to find fulfillment living with gratitude and embracing family and career.