Campbell Wilson called his appointment as CEO and MD of Air India a great opportunity to operate a historic airline, noting that his new position has “mountains to climb”. Wilson is currently the CEO of Scoot Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is a joint venture partner of the Tata Group in full service carrier Vistara.
On Thursday, Tata Sons announced the appointment of Wilson as Air India’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “This afternoon I have informed the executive and your union leaders of my resignation from the Scoot and SIA group,” he said in a statement sent to Scoot’s staff on Friday. He said leaving it was by no means an easy decision and that SIA was his first professional job and it had been his home for the last 26 years. Wilson noted that across three continents, six countries and more than 12 roles, the SIA has given him a lot of recognition. More opportunities and experiences than he has ever dreamed of.
“Scoot is particularly difficult to leave, which, in two chapters, has brought me the honor and joy of nurturing – a wonderful, wonderful group, past and present together – from a mere spreadsheet, among many other things, to the best long-haul, low-cost airline in the world.” “But through the early years and the rapid growth, the depth of the worst aviation crisis of all time and now the fast recovery, Scoot is really a labor of love,” he said. “But there are other mountains to climb, and I I am humbled to be the new CEO of the airline, “he said.
“This is a historic airline, now owned by the Tata Group, a great opportunity to take it to new heights, and with the full blessing of the SIA management team I am grateful to have accepted that exciting challenge.” He mentioned. Tata Group took control of Air India on January 27 after successfully winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year.