Meet Campbell Wilson, the new CEO of Tata’s Air India
Wilsonis appointed as the new CEO of Tata’s Air India.
- According to media reports, he will step down from his current position on June 15.
- Wilson has worked in the aviation industry for 26 years.
AdvertisementTata Sons today appointed Campbell Wilson as the new CEO and managing director of Air India. Wilson was earlier the head of the low-cost airline Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA).
According to media reports, he will step down from his current position on June 15. Wilson’s appointment comes after former Turkish Airline head IIker Ayci, turned down the job. Tata Sons will have to get a government clearance before appointing a foreign national as the CEO of an airline, as per regulations.
“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,” commented N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Air India.
Wilson has worked in the aviation industry for 26 years. He started off as a management trainee with SIA in New Zealand in 1996 and worked for the same company in Hong Kong, Canada, Japan before returning to Singapore in 2011.
He served as the senior vice president of sales and marketing of SIA, where he oversaw pricing, distribution, ecommerce, merchandising, branding, marketing, global sales, and the airline’s overseas offices, before returning for a second stint as the CEO of Scoot in April 2020, according to the press release by Tata Sons.
At Scoot, Lesliue Thng will replace Wilson, who is currently serving as senior vice president of sales and marketing of Singapore Airlines. Tata Sons has been looking for an executive to lead since it completed its purchase of the Indian national carrier in January.
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