Business & Policy

One World: Leadership and Culture when Building a Global Company

One World: Leadership and Culture when Building a Global Company

Monday, September 28, 2015

Yoshiaki Fujimori, Stephen Patscot

To register, please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email

Due to heightened security in the area of the United Nations General Assembly, all attendees must pre-register and present their registration confirmation at the entrance. We also advise participants to travel to Japan Society via 47th Street and 2nd Avenue (not 1st Avenue).

Since Yoshiaki Fujimori joined LIXIL Group Corporation in 2011 as CEO, the company has undertaken acquisitions of several leading home product manufacturers, such as American Standard and Grohe, with the intent of becoming the global leader in the building materials and housing equipment industry. With these cross-border mergers and acquisitions as critical points in LIXIL’s expansion, several questions beg to be answered: What is the meaning of “true globalization?” How does a Japanese company build the necessary structures to support such globalization? And how is diversity promoted within the corporate culture? Mr. Fujimori and renowned human resources expert Stephen Patscot of Spencer Stuart discuss their perspectives on the “software” aspects of globalization and their respective philosophies on what it takes to be an effective leader in a post-merger setting, highlighting the challenges they have faced and some of their successes.

Yoshiaki Fujimori, President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation and LIXIL Corporation
Stephen G. Patscot, Member of Global Human Resources Practice, Spencer Stuart

6-6:30 pm    Registration
6:30-7:30     Dialogue and Q&A
7:30-8          Reception

Non-members: $15

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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 Business & Policy at 212-715-1208 or email

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