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Rakesh Raicar Moves Down Under as General Manager, Southwest Pacific for Cathay Pacific

September 29, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Cathay Pacific announced Rakesh Raicar as General Manager for Southwest Pacific. Raicar replaces General Manager, Nelson Chin, who will now serve as General Manager, Cargo – Commercial, based in Hong Kong.

Raicar has worked at Cathay Pacific for 25 years, starting with the airline in 1992. With a career spanning from sales manager to country manager for South Africa & Indian Ocean, Raicar has a wealth of experience in leading, developing and executing commercial strategies.

Raicar said of the appointment: “I’m delighted to be taking up the role of General Manager for Southwest Pacific and am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

In the coming months, Raicar will be conducting a nationwide tour of Cathay Pacific ports in Australia, including stops in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns and Brisbane.

“Our focus for the remainder of 2017 will be adjusting our business to align with the evolving aviation landscape. We’ll utilise data-driven customer insights to uncover current consumer needs and deliver exceptional service. We’ll also be working to improve efficiencies and maintain operational excellence.

“We truly believe there is a difference between travelling and travelling well and our overarching goal is to enable every customer the opportunity to live a ‘life well travelled’ with Cathay Pacific”.

Raicar commenced his role in August 2017.

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