Senior Vice President, Americas
Cathay Pacific
Philippe Lacamp was appointed as Senior Vice-President, Americas in August 2015. He oversees all facets of Cathay Pacific’s operations and commercial activities in the Americas. Mr Lacamp joined Swire in 1992 and has held a wide range of positions within the group. Prior to his current role, he was 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. Before the move to Swire Pacific, Philippe worked extensively within the Cathay Pacific Airways Group. From 2008-2010 he was General Manager Corporate Risk Management, responsible for the development and implementation of a corporate risk management structure for the airline covering legal, compliance, risk and insurance. He started his aviation career in the Information Technology department in Hong Kong, followed by a position in Sales, developing products for the airline’s loyalty programme. From 1996 to 1998, he worked in the International Affairs department, assisting with the negotiations of air services agreements and other industry regulatory issues. From 1999 to 2001 he held the position of Manager Cabin Crew Relations in the Inflight Services Department. Philippe also held a number of overseas management positions with Cathay Pacific including Country Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives from 1998 to 1999 and Country Manager France, Spain & Portugal from 2001 to 2004. He moved to Vancouver in 2004 as Vice President Canada, overseeing all Cathay Pacific business and operations in Vancouver and Toronto until 2008. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Philippe graduated from Durham University. He is married with two children.