Campbell Wilson, the CEO of Singapore Airlines’ wholly-owned low-cost subsidiary Scoot, has been appointed as Air India’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director by the Tata Group (MD). The Mumbai-based alliance completed its acquisition of state owned national carrier in January. They have in search of a person to lead the airline’s turnaround plan.
Wilson is the Tata Group’s second attempt to hire a CEO-MD for Air India, after the previous CEO-designate, former Turkish Airlines chairman Ilker Ayci, declined to take the position. The Air India board consented to Wilson’s appointment to the requisite regulatory approvals, said the company. The company added that 50-year-old Wilson has 26 years of aviation industry experience in full service and low-cost airlines.
“I am delighted to welcome Campbell to Air India. He is a seasoned industry professional who has worked in key global markets across multiple functions. Furthermore, Air India would benefit from his additional experience in developing an airline brand in Asia. I am excited to work with him to build a world-class airline”, said Chandrasekaran in a statement.