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JINSONG MONTESANO

CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, LIXIL

Jin Song Montesano is the Chief Public Affairs Officer at 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 a global, cross-functional team, 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 and hygiene and the integration of ESG principles and commitments into its corporate strategy and reporting. She is on the board of directors of LIXIL Corporation, GROHE AG Supervisory Board, and the Permasteelisa Group S.p.A.