Cathay Pacific says CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned 

by AFP/ pic by AFP

HONG KONG – Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation on Friday of its CEO Rupert Hogg (picture), days after the Hong Kong carrier was censured by Beijing because some staff had supported pro-democracy protests in the city.

In a statement posted on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday, Cathay said Hogg had resigned “to take responsibility as a leader of the Company in view of recent events”.

He has been replaced by Augustus Tang, a veteran of the Swire Group conglomerate, Cathay’s main shareholder.