Cathay Pacific makes changes to South-east Asia team

Cathay Pacific in South-east Asia is has made changes to key management roles across the region.

Dominic Perret remains the regional general manager South-east Asia, where he is responsible for all commercial, operational and support functions across the seven countries Cathay Pacific flies to in South-east Asia.

Dominic Perret

Next, Jonathan Ng is now regional head of customer Travel and lifestyle, South-east Asia. He replaces Ray Fung, who is now head of lifestyle strategy and partnerships in Hong Kong.

Ng joined Cathay Pacific in 2011 and has worked in several key positions across various markets, including Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Prior to this move, Ng was seconded to HK Express as general manager, corporate planning; he was part of the transition team following the acquisition of the low-cost carrier by the Cathay Group.

New country managers have also been announced for South-east Asia.

Tony Sham is country manager for Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, he replaces Matthew Choi, who is now general manager corporate planning for HK Express.

Sham has been with Cathay Pacific for 34 years. He has a wealth of experience across several functional departments including airline planning and international affairs, as well as in outports like Japan and Germany. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as regional head of customer travel and lifestyle for North-east Asia in Tokyo.

Based in Manila, Vishnu Rajendran is now country manager for the Philippines. He replaces Donald Morris, who is now country manager, Korea, based in Seoul.

Rajendran joined Cathay Pacific in 2008. Since then, he has taken on roles in marketing, sales and port management, and most recently was area manager, Middle East. He was also acting country manager, South Africa & Indian Ocean, as well as acting country lead for Sri Lanka & Maldives.

Over in Kulala Lumpur, Robbie Blackwood is now country manager, Malaysia and Brunei. He replaces Roger Li, who is now a cadet pilot with Cathay Pacific.

Blackwood joined Cathay Pacific in 2018 and has worked in various departments and key markets, including Hong Kong and Japan.

Nicolas Masse has been appointed country manager, Vietnam & Cambodia. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, he replaces Jason Choi, who is now regional head of customer travel and lifestyle, North-east Asia, based in Tokyo.

Masse has over two decades of experience in the aviation industry. He joined Cathay Pacific in 2007, and has since held several key positions overseeing sales, marketing and communications in both Europe and Asia. Prior to his current appointment, he was Cathay Pacific’s country manager for Korea.

Last but not least, Keri Lui remains the country manager for Thailand, based in Bangkok.

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