The Tale of LIXIL: One Corporation’s Transformation from a Japanese Company to a Global Enterprise

October 2, 2013 - October 2, 2013
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Yoshiaki Fujimori, a 25-year veteran of GE, joined LIXIL in 2011 as its CEO with the goal of transforming the traditional Japanese company into a truly global enterprise. Fujimori, a pupil of the legendary Jack Welch and GE’s first officer from Asia, had honed his management philosophy as CEO of GE’s various Asian and global businesses. Long the dominant building materials and housing equipment company in Japan, LIXIL had sought to strengthen its Japanese base and extend into new global growth areas. Since then, LIXIL and Fujimori have been establishing a new business model for Japanese companies to thrive in a globalized market. Fujimori will discuss how he is leading LIXIL in this unprecedented transformation while handling the challenges of creating a globally focused management team and a new "One LIXIL" culture.

Yoshiaki Fujimori
, President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation and LIXIL Corporation

Fred Katayama, Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society


12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30-1 pm Luncheon
1-2 pm Lecture and Q&A


Non-members: $65 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only
Academic and government: $30 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

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  • Oct 02, 2013 at 12:00 pm