New management structure announced for LIXIL EMENA and GROHE

New management structure announced for LIXIL EMENA and GROHE

GROHE has announced a new organisational structure amongst its management teams to help accelerate progress and drive a deeper focus around commercial and technical operations.

The new management team for Grohe AG within LIXIL EMENA will consist of Thomas Fuhr and Jonas Brennwald, serving on the management board of Grohe AG. Brennwald, who will also serve as CEO, LIXIL Water Technology EMENA, will lead all commercial aspects for the brand and the EMENA region for LIXIL. Fuhr will be responsible for all technical operations for GROHE, while also serving as COO, Fittings, LIXIL International. Each will be supported by an executive team, focused on commercial and technical operations, respectively. These leadership appointments and announcements are effective immediately.

“LIXIL is made up of many individual brands, each in a different way, but all with the same purpose to make a better home a reality for everyone, everywhere. Our global GROHE brand is a key driver for outstanding growth.

I am pleased to have Thomas Fuhr and Jonas Brennwald help to further drive the integration of the GROHE manufacturing, technology and commercial assets into LIXIL to ensure a continuous growth in the EMENA region”says Bijoy Mohan, CEO LIXIL International.

The executive team for the “Technology” sector supporting Thomas Fuhr will be focusing on the international technology organisation within LIXIL International and will consist of:

  • Christian Götter, Finance
  • Torsten Meier, Research and Development
  • Jens Harder, Operations
  • Jens Hildebrand, Human Resources


Jonas Brennwald’s “Commercial” executive team will be responsible for all customer and consumer facing activities across the EMENA region for LIXIL consisting of:

  • Karsten Nieters, Finance
  • Gerhard Sturm, Marketing
  • Olivier Steenaert, Human Resources

Jonas Brennwald and Thomas Fuhr add: “We are pleased to have such a fantastic team of experts supporting our technology and commercial strategy to further develop synergies globally bringing together all of our strengths and enhance our business’ competitiveness.”

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