Campbell Wilson appointed as the CEO& MD of Air India
Mumbai, India, 13th May 2022:Tata Sons today announced Mr. Campbell Wilson’s appointment as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)& Managing Director(MD) of Air India. The Air India board approved the appointment of Mr. Wilson subject to requisite regulatory approvals.
Mr Wilson, 50,has 26 years of aviation industry expertise across both full service and low-cost airlines. He is the CEO of Scoot, the wholly owned low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA).
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Air Indiasaid, “I am delighted to welcome Campbell to Air India. He is an industry veteran having worked inkey global markets cutting across multiple functions.Further, Air India would benefit from his added experience of having built an airline brand in Asia. I look forward to working with him in building a world-class airline.”
Mr. Wilson startedoff as a Management Trainee with SIA in New Zealand in 1996. Hethen worked for SIA in Canada, Hong Kong and Japanbefore returning to Singapore in 2011 as the founding CEO of Scoot, which he led until2016.Mr. Wilson then served as the Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing of SIA, where he oversaw Pricing, Distribution, eCommerce, Merchandising, Brand & Marketing, Global Sales and the airline’s overseas offices, before returning for a second stint as the CEO of Scoot in April 2020.
Mr Wilson holds a Master of Commerce (1st Class Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Campbell Wilson, said, “It is honour to be selected to lead the iconic Air India and be a part of the highly respected Tata Group. Air India is at the cusp of an exciting journey to become one of the best airlines in the world, offeringworld-class products and services with a distinct customer experience that reflects Indian warmth and hospitality. I am excited to join Air India and Tata colleagues in the mission of realising that ambition.”