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PPG Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that appointment of Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer, effective April 1.

In this role, Saxena will lead PPG’s digital transformation, “creating a sustainable digital organization to unlock customer value through enhancement, connectivity, automation, insights and innovation,” according to the company.

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Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that appointment of Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer, effective April 1.

“Devashish has a proven record in building global digital organizations and strategy, holding executive leadership roles across numerous multi-channel and Fortune 500 companies throughout his 25-year career,” said Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice president, architectural coatings and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

About Saxena

Most recently, Saxena led digital strategy as vice president, global digital business and e-commerce at Rexel, a France-based multi-channel distributor of electrical supplies.

Prior to his time at Rexel, Saxena served as senior vice president, global e-commerce strategy, at United Kingdom-based Premier Farnell, a multi-channel distribution group.

His background also includes senior internet marketing roles at both Texas Instruments Inc. and A.T. Kearney. Saxena began his career as an e-business strategy architect at Nortel Networks.

Saxena earned a Master of Business Administration in addition to both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, from the University of Texas.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; PPG; Z-Continents

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