Campbell is a businessman from New Zealand. He is a businessman with over 26 years of experience in the aviation industry and is the former CEO of Scoot, a budget career by Singapore Airlines. Currently, he is the CEO and Managing Director of Air India.
Campbell Wilson was born in 1971 (age 50 years; as of 2021) in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was bought up in the same city. In 1990, he went to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand for his Masters of Commerce (Honours) in the stream of Business Administration and completed it in 1994. For his higher studies, he went to Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed the Global Strategic Management course from here in 2016.
Family & Ethnicity
Campbell Wilson belongs to a Christian family.
In 1996, Campbell Wilson began his career as a Management Trainee by joining Singapore Airlines (SIA) in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2006, he was appointed as the vice-president of the airlines in Canada. He held this position for two years after which he was promoted to the position of General Manager of Hong Kong. In 2010 he was appointed to lead the operation of Singapore Airlines in Japan. In 2011 he took over the position of CEO at Scoot, which is a low-cost carrier of the Singapore Airlines Group.
After a few months, Campbell came up with the Scoot budget carrier and left in June 2016. After this, he worked as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of SIA where he handled Pricing, Distribution, Merchandising, eCommerce, Global Sales, Branding, and Marketing at SIA’s overseas office. In April 2020, he returned back to hold the CEO position of the airline. In May 2022, he again resigned from Scoot and was appointed as Air India CEO by the Board of Directors. Before this, the Board of Tata Sons appointed Ilker Ayci, the former Turkish Airlines Chairperson as the new CEO of Air India but he turned down the offer a few weeks later after which this opportunity was passed to Campbell Wilson.
Campbell was appointed as the MD and CEO of Air India on 12 May 2022. The Tata Sons Chairman Mr. N Chandrasekaran spoke about this decision and said,
I am delighted to welcome Campbell to Air India. He is an industry veteran having worked in key global markets cutting across multiple functions. Further, Air India would benefit from his added experience of having built an airline brand in Asia. I look forward to working with him in building a world-class airline.’
Campbell responded to it and spoke about his new Stint at the Tatas, he said,
It is an honour to be selected to lead the iconic Air India and be a part of the highly respected Tata group. Air India is at the cusp of an exciting journey to become one of the best airlines in the world, offering world-class products and services with a distinct customer experience that reflects Indian warmth and hospitality. I am excited to join Air India and Tata colleagues in the mission of realising that ambition.’
Campbell Wilson has an estimated net worth of $17 Million.
- Wilson was born in New Zealand but after joining Singapore Airlines, he became a permanent resident of Singapore.
- He is a passionate traveler and has a special interest in Aviation.