John R. Slosar

John R. SlosarSEP ’01
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SEP ’01
Chairman, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

John Slosar is chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. He was appointed to this current position on March 14, 2014. Previously, he was also chairman of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited, Swire Properties Limited, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Swire Beverages Limited, and Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Limited.

John joined the Swire Group in 1980. He has held various management positions in the group’s operations in Hong Kong, the United States, and Thailand. He was appointed managing director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited in 1996, managing director of Swire Beverages in July 1998, and chief operating officer of Cathay Pacific in July 2007. He became the chief executive of Cathay Pacific on March 31, 2011.

John is a non-executive director of Air China Limited and an independent non-executive director of PureCircle Limited. He is also involved in a number of trade and professional bodies. He is a vice president of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as well as its Belt and Road Committee, and a council member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong.

John is chairman of the Hong Kong Section of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, a vice chairman and general committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a co-opted member of the General Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce.

John is active in community activities, being the chairman of the Voting Members Committee of the Riding for the Disabled Association, as well as a voting member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Limited. He is also a council member of the Légion d’Honneur Hong Kong Chapter Association.

John is involved in education both locally and overseas. He is a member of the Council of Lingnan University, an honorary member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.

He was bestowed with the distinction of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government in January 2015.

John is a graduate of Columbia University, Cambridge University, and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Last Updated 29 Dec 2018