Ben Wright, current director, digital sales and channel development at Penguin Random House, has been named group international sales director at Hachette Book Group, responsible for international sales of titles published by the Hachette U.K. group of publishers and titles published by Hachette Book Group and their third party agency businesses.

Based out of London, Wright will oversee the publisher's new group international sales division.

Wright, who will report to commercial director of Hachette U.K. Richard Kitson, will join Hachette in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. The international sales division will represent all the Hachette U.K. publishing divisions (except Hodder Education) and Hachette Book Group.