Kumar Nandan promoted to VP Tax at PPG, succeeding John Kolling


PPG has announced the appointment of Kumar Nandan, currently director, U.S. taxes, as vice president, tax, effective March 1, 2019. Nandan will succeed John Kolling, current vice president, tax administration, who has announced his intent to retire, effective March 1, 2019. Nandan will serve as vice president-elect, tax, effective January 1, 2019 until March 1, 2019.

Nandan will lead PPG’s global tax function and provide strategic guidance to PPG leadership, business units and corporate functions on global tax optimization strategies and will continue to develop an efficient, best-in-class global tax function.

Nandan joined PPG in 2013 as director, U.S. taxes. In this role, he is responsible for PPG’s U.S. federal income tax planning and compliance and has oversight responsibility for PPG’s Asia-Pacific tax matters. His key areas of expertise include structuring cross-border transactions, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and tax optimized business models. Nandan earned a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and attended the Master of Tax Laws program at New York University.

During his 15-year career with PPG, Kolling has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the tax organization. Kolling joined PPG in 2004 as director, U.S. taxes, with responsibility for federal, state and indirect tax matters, later adding responsibility for tax matters in Latin America. He assumed his current role in 2011. Kolling has successfully implemented new processes and technologies, and he continues to globalize PPG’s tax function and provide overall functional leadership.

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