News: Air India appoints Campbell Wilson as CEO and MD


Air India appoints Campbell Wilson as CEO and MD

Having been founded by JRD Tata, Air India took off the first time in October 1932 to become a major international airline with a network across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far-East, South-East Asia, Australia and the Gulf. The flag carrier’s major stakes lied with the government since 1953 and was taken back by Tata Group earlier this year.
Air India appoints Campbell Wilson as CEO and MD

Tata Sons has appointed Campbell Wilson as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Air India. The Air India board approved his appointment subject to requisite regulatory approvals.

In an official statement, the company noted that Wilson 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).

Wilson started off as a Management Trainee with 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. Followed by this, Wilson served as the Senior Vice President of 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.

Wilson holds a Master of Commerce (1st Class Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Commenting on the appointment, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Air India said, “I am delighted to welcome Campbell to Air India. He is an industry veteran having worked in key 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.”

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