Chutta Ratnathicam, 53, is a senior vice president of CNF
Inc. and chief executive officer of Emery Worldwide, a $2.6-billion
subsidiary of CNF Inc. that provides global air and ocean
freight, customs brokerage, and logistics services internationally.
CNF is a $6-billion management company of global supply chain
services with business activities in more than 200 countries.
As Emerys chief executive, Mr. Ratnathicam has overall
executive responsibility for the day-to-day management and
long-term strategic planning of Emery Worldwide, Emery Global
Logistics, Emery Customs Brokerage and Emery Ocean Services.
Mr. Ratnathicam also provides leadership for Emery Worldwide
Airlines and Emery Expedite!.
Mr. Ratnathicam has been in his current position since 2000.
A 20-year veteran of the freight transportation business,
he previously served as CNFs chief financial officer
where he was responsible for corporate finance, business planning,
treasury operations, financial reporting, taxes, internal
controls, information technology and administration for the
parent corporation and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Ratnathicam joined CNF in 1977 as a corporate auditor
with management experience at public accounting and various
industrial firms in the United States, Asia and Africa. He
subsequently advanced through several increasingly responsible
financial positions and, in 1991, he was promoted to vice
president-international for Emery Worldwide. In that capacity,
he was responsible for Emery's international organization
and played a key role in profitably expanding the companys
international business, from 25 to 42 percent of Emerys
total sales, during his six year tenure.
Mr. Ratnathicam is a member of the American Institute of
Certified Management Accountants, the Sri Lanka Institute
of Chartered Accountants, the Conference Boards Council
of Financial Executives and the San Francisco Financial
Mr. Ratnathicam is based at Emery Worldwides headquarters
in Redwood City, Calif. A native of Colombo, Sri Lanka, he
graduated from the Royal College in Sri Lanka in 1967, and
earned his MBA from the University of Portland in 1973. He
also completed the Columbia University Executive Program in