Rupert Hogg, chief executive officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., one of Hong Kong’s most prominent companies, has resigned. Mr. Hogg’s resignation will be effective on Monday, August 19, 2019. Hogg will be replaced as CEO by Augustus Tang, the chief executive of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO).
Meanwhile, Paul Loo, the airline’s Executive Director and Chief Customer and Commercial officer, is also stepping down. Paul Loo will be replaced by Ronald Lam, the head of HK Express, a Cathay subsidiary.
Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific has been under huge political pressure from Beijing after it was found that 2 of its pilots had become involved in the current protest in Hong Kong. Both were subsequently sacked by the airline.
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