Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]May 12 (ANI): On Thursday, Tata Sons announced the appointment of Campbell Wilson as Managing Director (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Air India. Wilson is the founding CEO of the low-cost airline Scoot.
Wilson, 50, has 26 years of expertise in the aviation industry from both full-service and low-cost airlines. He is the CEO of Scoot, the wholly owned low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), says Tata Sons in a statement.
Air India’s board approved Wilson’s appointment subject to the necessary regulatory approvals, the statement said.
Commenting on the appointment, N Chandrasekaran, President, Air India, said: “I am pleased to welcome Campbell to Air India. He is an industry veteran who has worked in key global markets spanning multiple functions.” “Air India would benefit from his addition. Experience of building an airline brand in Asia. I look forward to working with him to build a world-class airline,” said Chandrasekaran.
Wilson has almost three decades of experience in the aviation industry. He began his career as a management trainee at SIA in New Zealand in 1996. He then worked for SIA in Canada, Hong Kong and Japan before returning to Singapore in 2011 as the founding CEO of Scoot, which he led until 2016.
Wilson then served as Senior Vice President SalesMarketing for SIA, overseeing pricing, distribution, e-commerce, merchandising, BrandMarketing, Global Sales and the airline’s overseas offices, before returning for a second term as CEO of Scoot in April 2020.
“It is an honor to be selected to lead the iconic Air India and be part of the highly respected Tata Group. Air India is facing an exciting journey to become one of the best airlines in the world and offer world-class products and services with a distinct customer experience that reflects Indian warmth and hospitality, Wilson said in a statement.
“I am pleased to join Air India and Tata’s in the mission to realize that ambition,” he said. (ANI)