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Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Corporate Japan - LIXIL’s experience

  • 12 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00

  • Embassy of Sweden, Clubroom (Apartment Entrance)

LIXIL, one of the leading Japanese multinational companies, has made Diversity and Inclusion one of its corporate responsibility three pillars. LIXIL is committed to leveraging the diversity in its employees in order to create new sparks and energy. Listen to Jin Montesano,Chief Public Affairs Officer and Chief People Officer, on how her team has achieved in engaging LIXIL's employees, and in leveraging diversity and inclusion in Corporate Japan.

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Jin Song Montesano

Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, Public Affairs, Investor Relations, External Affairs, Corporate Responsibility, Chief Public Affairs Officer, LIXIL Group Corporation
Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Public Affairs Officer, LIXIL Corporation

Jin Song Montesano is Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director of the LIXIL Group. She leads a diverse global team responsible for corporate communications, corporate responsibility, investor relations, and external affairs. Jin also pioneered and oversees LIXIL's first global social business called SATO, a unique award-winning start-up that innovates and commercializes sanitation solutions for BoP consumers. In 2017, she was appointed to oversee LIXIL's Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship activities.

Since joining LIXIL in 2014, Jin has built from scratch to a global, cross-functional team in Tokyo, supporting HQ and expanded LIXIL's public affairs agenda with newly built teams in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Together, the global public affairs group has developed and delivered key initiatives such as LIXIL's sustainability agenda, including its unique initiative to tackling global sanitation & hygiene and the integration of ESG principles and commitments into its corporate strategy and reporting. She is a Board Director of the LIXIL corporation, GROHE AG Supervisory Board and the Permasteelisa Group S.p.A.

Prior to join LIXIL, Jin has built and led global and regional relationship roles in strategic communications, policy and government affairs for GlaxoSmithKline, General Electric, and Kraft Foods. She holds a Master in Public Affairs (M.P.A. International Relations) from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a B.A. (English Literature) from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley. 

  • Tuesday November 12th, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Embassy of Sweden, Clubroom (Apartment Entrance)

  • 1-10-3-100 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032

  • Free for Members, 2,000 JPY for Non-Members

  • Free for Members, 2,000 JPY for Non-Members

  • Non-members must pay online in advance. Cancellations can be done before Friday, November 8th.