People On The MoveLeslie Thng is new CEO of Scoot as former chief Campbell Wilson scoots over to head Air India.

Winds of change as Scoot changes leaders

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Scoot's outgoing and incoming CEOs: Campbell Wilson [left] and Leslie Thng [right]
Scoot's outgoing and incoming CEOs: Campbell Wilson [left] and Leslie Thng [right]

Long-standing Singapore Airlines (SIA) executive Campbell Wilson will soon depart from his top leadership role at low-cost carrier Scoot to land at Air India as the latter's new CEO.

Wilson, whose last day at Scoot is 15 June 2022, joined SIA in April 1996. He has been CEO of Scoot since April 2020, and was previously senior vice president sales and marketing, SIA, between September 2016 and March 2020. He was also the founding CEO of Scoot between 2011 to 2016.

Replacing Wilson as CEO of Scoot from 16 June 2022 is Leslie Thng, senior vice president sales and marketing, Singapore Airlines.

Thng, who has been with the SIA Group for 23 years, was previously CEO of Vistara, SIA’s Indian joint venture with Tata Sons, between October 2017 and December 2021. He was chief commercial officer of Scoot from May 2016 to October 2017, and chief executive of SIA’s regional carrier SilkAir between August 2012 and May 2016.

Commenting on Wilson's departure, Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, said: “While we are sad to lose [Campbell], he goes to Air India with our full blessings. We wish Campbell every success in his new and exciting role.”

He added, “Scoot is an integral part of our portfolio of airlines, and we are confident it will emerge stronger and retain its leadership position in the low-cost market segment with Leslie at the helm.”

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