Wow: Backstory Of Cathay Pacific CEO’s Resignation

Last Friday I wrote about how Cathay Pacific’s CEO suddenly resigned. Rupert Hogg had been CEO fo the company since May 2017, and by most accounts did a really good job. He had been with Cathay Pacific’s parent company for over 30 years. As he described his resignation:

“It has been my honour to lead the Cathay Pacific Group over the last three years. I am confident in the future of Hong Kong as the key aviation hub in Asia. However, these have been challenging weeks for the airline and it is right that Paul and I take responsibility as leaders of the company.”

It’s clear that it had been a rough few weeks for Cathay Pacific. For the past few months we’ve seen huge protests in Hong Kong, and Cathay Pacific got caught in the middle of that.