PPG has appointed Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer.

In the new role, Saxena will lead the company’s digital transformation, creating a sustainable digital organisation through enhancement, connectivity, automation, insights and innovation.

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

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 UK-based, Premier Farnell, a multi-channel distribution group.

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