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Cathay Pacific’s CEO resigns following Hong Kong ProtestsND
SBS News, Saturday 17th August 2019
After a torrid week for the Hong Kong airline, Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation of its CEO Rupert Hogg. The flagship airline and its CEO became embroiled in the pro-democracy protests that have plunged Hong Kong into crisis. Some of Cathay Pacific’s 27,000 workforce participated in the protests, which led to Chinese state media condemnation and Beijing’s aviation regulator preventing any employee involved with, or supportive of the protests working on flights to mainland China. Cathay Pacific reacted by firing four employees involved in the protests. Seemingly, this wasn’t enough. On Friday, Cathay said Mr Hogg had resigned as "the Board of Directors believes that it is the right time for new leadership to take Cathay Pacific forward."
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