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Amid Controversy Cathay CEO Rupert Hogg Resigns

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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Mindy Wright

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Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.