Campbell Wilson has been appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of Air India. Wilson is the CEO of Scoot, wholly-owned low cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA).
The Air India board approved the appointment of Wilson subject to requisite regulatory approvals, the company said in a statement.
Campbell Wilson has an experience of 26 years in the aviation industry and started as a Management Trainee with Singapore Airlines in 1996 in New Zealand. He had worked for SIA in Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, before returning back to Singapore as the founding CEO of Scoot, till 2016.
Wilson then worked as the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at SIA, before returning back as the CEO of Scoot in 2020. Vistara, the Indian full-service airline is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.
Earlier in February Tata Sons had announced the appointment of former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci as the CEO and MD of Air India. However, he declined to take up the position amid controversies over his views related to India.