ASIA Travel Tips.com

John Slosar to Succeed Tony Tyler as Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Tips.com Latest Travel News Monday, 6 December 2010

As Cathay Pacific's Chief Executive, Tony Tyler, is leaving the airline on 31 March 2011 to join IATA in July, the airline has appointed John Slosar, the current COO, to succeed him. The successor to Mr Slosar has not yet been confirmed.

Commenting on the senior management changes, Cathay Pacific Chairman Christopher Pratt said, “Our congratulations go to Tony on being recommended by the IATA Board for this very important position. IATA is fortunate to be gaining a man of his experience and calibre. Tony has worked for Cathay Pacific for 32 years, has been a Director for 14 years and Chief Executive for the last three, when he steered the airline through a very volatile period. He is a well known and respected figure in global aviation and a passionate advocate for the industry.”

In a message to Cathay Pacific staff, Mr Tyler said that with his retirement age looming, the prospect of a further period of involvement in the aviation industry was an attractive proposition he found impossible to resist. He added that the excitement of accepting his new challenge at IATA is “tinged with sadness” at the prospect of leaving the company and the colleagues with whom he has worked for more than 30 years.

“It will be a wrench to go, but I know I will be leaving the company in extremely good hands. John Slosar and I have worked hand in glove over the last three dramatic years – from the highs of 2007, to the lows of 2008 and 2009 to the remarkable comeback in 2010. I have every confidence that he will lead the airline to even bigger and better things, with the support of a team that is quite simply the best in the business,” Mr Tyler said.

John Slosar

John Slosar, aged 54, joined the Swire group in 1980 and has worked with the group’s Aviation Division in Hong Kong, the United States and Thailand. He was appointed Managing Director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd in 1996, Managing Director of Swire Pacific’s Beverages Division in July 1998 and Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific in July 2007.

On 1 July 2010, he was appointed Chairman of Swire Beverages in addition to his current role as Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific.

Mr Slosar is currently on the boards of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd, Swire Pacific Ltd and Swire Beverages.

He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Cambridge University.

See also: Tony Tyler to Become Next IATA DG and CEO

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, FFP, Inflight, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Interviews, Videos, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong, CEO


Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also s
tay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Ina Israel of Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera, Philippines HD Video Tour of The Orchard Wellness and Health Resort in Melaka, Malaysia Exclusive HD video with Ms. Kanyarat Tantiviwat (Tarn), Director of Sales at The Haven Khao Lak Resort in Thailand
Coco Beach Island Resort Orchard Wellness Resort Melaka The Haven, Khao Lak
Exclusive HD video interview with Tin Kyi Min @ Yin Mon Oo, Director of Business Development of Mann Yadanarpon Airlines of Myanmar. Exclusive HD video interview with John Edwards, Executive Chef at The Orchard Wellness and Health Resort in Melaka, Malaysia Exclusive HD video interview with Art P. Boncato JR., Assistant Secretary of Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation (TRCRG) at the Department of Tourism of Philippines
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Exec Chef at Resort in Melaka Philippines Tourism
Exclusive HD video interview with Gilles Flores, General Manager of the Ngapali Bay Villas and Spa in Myanmar. Exclusive HD video interview with Ye Myat Min (Reggie), Commercial Director of Asian Wings Airways, a full service Myanmar-based airline Exclusive HD video interview with Dean Cid, General Manager of the Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines
Ngapali Bay Villas Asian Wings Airways Microtel by Wyndham
An exclusive HD video interview about the elegant Airbus A350 XWB with David Velupillai, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets at Singapore Airshow 2014 Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Myat Myat Tun, Deputy Director (Reservation/Ticketing & Interline) Commercial of Air Bagan in Myanmar ATR Demonstrates 72-600 Flight Simulator During Singapore Airshow 2014
Airbus A350 Air Bagan (Myanmar) ATR Simulator
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
© Copyright 1997 - 2015 - ASIA Travel Tips.com - All rights reserved.