PPG Appoints Xiaobing Nie as the first female President for Asia Pacific

PPG (NYSE:PPG) has announced that Xiaobing Nie, vice president, industrial coatings, China and global consumer products, will become president, PPG Asia Pacific, effective Aug. 1 2023.

Nie will continue to maintain her current responsibilities within PPG’s industrial coatings business in addition to her new role, and she will remain based in Shanghai. She will report directly to Kevin Braun, senior vice president, industrial coatings segment, and functionally to Chancey Hagerty, senior vice president, automotive refinish coatings and executive sponsor of PPG’s Asia-Pacific region.

Nie joined PPG in 2021 from DuPont where she held several commercial and marketing positions including Asia-Pacific leader for the company’s Shelter division. Earlier in her career, she also held positions with Huawei in Brazil and China. Nie graduated from Shanghai International Studies University with a bachelor’s degree in economics law and Portuguese and obtained an MBA from William & Mary Mason Business School.