Climbing mountains, Air India CEO-designate Campbell Wilson says of his new role


Tata Sons announced on May 12 the appointment of Campbell Wilson as MD and CEO of Air India

Tata Sons announced on May 12 the appointment of Campbell Wilson as MD and CEO of Air India

Campbell Wilson has described his appointment as CEO and MD of Air India as a fantastic opportunity to lead a historic airline and mentioned that there are “mountains to climb” in his new tenure.

Mr. Wilson is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Scoot Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is a Tata Group joint venture partner in full-service airline Vistara.

On May 12, Tata Sons announced the appointment of Mr. Wilson as MD and CEO of Air India.

In a note sent to Scoot employees on May 13, he said: “This afternoon I informed the management team and your union leaders of my resignation from Scoot and the SIA group.” He said it was by no means one It was an easy decision to leave and SIA was his first professional job and home for 26 years.

Mr. Wilson noted that spanning three continents, six countries and more than 12 positions, SIA has given him far more opportunities and experiences than he could ever have dreamed of.

“It is particularly hard to leave Scoot, which I have nurtured with the honor and pleasure in two chapters – along with a wonderful, wonderful group of people, past and present – from a mere spreadsheet to, among many other things, the world’s top low-cost long-haul airline,” he said.

From its early years of inception and rapid growth to the depths of the worst aviation crisis on record and now its accelerating recovery, Scoot was truly an affair of the heart, he said.

“But there are other mountains to climb and I am honored to have been selected by the Air India Board to be the new CEO of this airline,” he said.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to take a historic airline now owned by Tata Group to new heights and I am grateful to accept this exciting challenge with the full blessing of the SIA management team,” he remarked.

Tata Group took control of Air India on January 27 after successfully winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year.

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