Embracing the role of global citizen

Being a global corporate citizen also means researching and developing innovations to solve some of the most pressing issues facing our world.


According to a World Health Organisation and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme in 2014, 2.4 billion people, or a third of the world’s population, do not have access to proper sanitation. On a global basis, there are more people today in the world with access to a mobile phone than have access to proper sanitation. In fact, one billion people still practice open defecation on a daily basis.

Jin Song Montesano

Based in Tokyo, Jin Montesano oversees global external and internal communications, corporate marketing, brand management and corporate responsibility for the LIXIL Group Corporation. She also provides strategic counsel to the group CEO and LIXIL executives on issues related to strategy, reputation, culture and trust. She is an executive officer of the group and a board director of the LIXIL Corporation, as well as director of the board of the Permasteelisa Group, a manufacturer of architectural envelopes and commercial interior systems. Jin has over 18 years of experience in both government and senior corporate management positions, including with GSK, GE Capital and Kraft Foods. She is the co-author of Winning Corporate Reputation Strategies: Lessons from Asia Pacific (2012).