Cathay Pacific Airways has appointed Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express with immediate effect, as part of the top-tier management shake-up of the airline group over the last few days.
She takes over from former CEO Ronald Lam who is now Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer. Lam also assumes the chairmanship of HK Express.
On Friday (16 August) Cathay Pacific Airways CEO Rupert Hogg resigned due to controversies regarding involvement of its employees in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests and was quickly replaced by Augustus Tang Kin-wing. Lam took over his new role from Paul Loo, who also left the same day as Hogg,
“Over the past month, we have worked closely with the team at HK Express following its acquisition by Cathay Pacific and have achieved a smooth transition while also laying down a solid transformation plan to make HK Express better and stronger moving forward. Our commitment towards HK Express operating as a stand-alone low-cost airline remains unchanged,” said Lam.
“Ensuring continuity in HK Express’ business direction is of paramount importance. Mandy has worked with me both on the acquisition of HK Express and during the transitional process. She has played a key role in ensuring the smooth transition for the airline and the Cathay Pacific Group. Mandy and I will work closely together to lead HK Express into an exciting future for our people and our customers.”
Ng is a veteran of the airline business, having spent 17 years with Cathay Pacific. She began her career with the Cathay Pacific Group as a management trainee in 1999 and has since held a variety of positions involving planning, revenue and sales in Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia.
Before joining HK Express, Mandy was general manager business development at Swire Pacific, a position she held since July 2018. Prior to that, she was the director and general manager of Akzonobel Swire Paints Hong Kong.