SVP, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways
Philippe Lacamp was appointed Senior Vice President, Americas in 2015. He oversees all facets of operations and commercial activities in the Americas, and has been instrumental in leading Cathay Pacific’s CSR and sustainability initiatives in North America. Prior, he spent five years as Head of Sustainable Development for Swire Pacific and John Swire & Sons, covering a range of industries including aviation, shipping and marine services, property development, beverages and agri-business.
In that role, he established an investment unit investing in bio-tech companies and also ran Swire Waste Management Ltd, a joint venture operating company within the Swire group. Prior to Swire Pacific, Philippe worked extensively within the Cathay Pacific Airways Group and has held a wide range of positions within the Swire group. As general manager Corporate Risk Management, he was responsible for the development and implementation of a corporate risk management structure for the airline, covering legal, compliance, risk and insurance. During his time in the International Affairs department, he assisted with the negotiations of air services agreements and other industry regulatory issues.
Philippe has also held a number of overseas management positions within Cathay Pacific, including Country Manager of Sri Lanka & Maldives, and France, Spain & Portugal, as well as Vice President Canada, overseeing all Cathay Pacific business and operations in Vancouver and Toronto. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Philippe graduated from Durham University. He is married with two children.