Cathay Pacific CEO resigns following protests in Hong Kong

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 16, 2019 11:02

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns following protests in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific chief executive Rupert Hogg has resigned following the protests in Hong Kong.

Following Hogg is Paul Loo who is leaving his position as chief customer and commercial officer.

In a statement, Hogg said: “These have been challenging weeks for the airline and it is right that Paul and I take responsibility as leaders of the company.”

Last week, Cathay Pacific had told its staff it would not stop them joining the pro-democracy demonstrations currently sweeping Hong Kong.

However, on Monday, Hogg warned staff they could be fired if they “support or participate in illegal protests” in Hong Kong, as pressure from Beijing intensifies. 

Cathay Pacific said in a statement that Hogg had been replaced by Tang Kin Wing Augustus and Loo by Ronald Lam.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 16, 2019 11:02