Campbell Wilson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Air India by Tata Sons, the airline's new owner. Wilson has almost a quarter-century of expertise in the aviation business and will leave his current role as the CEO of Scoot, Singapore's low-cost carrier, to take up the position at Air India. He will succeed Ashwani Lohani, who has been the CEO of India's national airline since 2015.
A New Zealand native, Wilson joined Singapore Airlines in Auckland in 1996. Ten years later, he was appointed the airline's VP of Operations in Canada. Two years later, he became General Manager of SIA's Hong Kong operations, following it up with Japan in 2010.
Wilson has been the CEO of Scoot since April 2020, after previously holding the job from the airline's inception in 2011 to 2016. He left the airline for four years to work for Singapore Airlines as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The new Air India CEO expressed his gratitude for being chosen to manage the renowned airline and to be a member of the prestigious Tata Group.
The appointment of Wilson isn't the only change at Singapore Airlines Group and Tata Sons. Leslie Thng, Singapore Airlines' current SVP of Sales and Marketing, will take over at Scoot. The transition of power will take place on June 15 and 16.