LIXIL and Grohe EMENA see leadership changes

Manufacturer of water and housing products, LIXIL Corporation has announced leader of LIXIL EMENA Jonas Brennwald will leave the organisation.

18 Aug, 23

Leader of Bijoy Mohan, leader of LIXIL International, will also take the role of interim leader for EMENA, following Jonas Brennwald leaving the company.

LIXIL EMENA leader leaves

Bijoy Mohan, leader of LIXIL International


Mohan will deliver the company’s commercial strategy in the region for Grohe product portfolios.

Jonas Brennwald worked with Grohe for over 11 years, having joined the company as general manager – North Europe, before subsequent promotions up to the role of chief sales officer, then Co-CEO.

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He held the position of leader LIXIL for more than three years and will remain with the company for the next few months to support the transition.

Jonas Brennwald wrote on LinkedIn: “After 12 years with Grohe and Lixil, the time has come to move on. I have decided that it is the right time for me personally and for the company to embark on a new chapter.

“During my time with Grohe, I have faced significant challenges that included a global pandemic, international supply chain disruptions, a war in Europe and a dramatic slowdown in the world economy.

“Despite the uncertainty these challenges brought, however, I believe that my focus on honesty, consistency and transparency with my team and customers alike helped us navigate the storms successfully and simultaneously to build a foundation for the Grohe brand to grow sustainably into the future.”

He added: “I am thankful for having been a leading part of an incredible Grohe brand journey over the past years. An experience filled with remarkable achievements and unforgettable memories.

“I would like to thank the amazing teams and individuals that have helped me to reshape Grohe’s position as a truly unique and leading brand in the industry. I am confident that I will be seeing many of you soon again.”

Bijoy Mohan added: “I would like to thank Jonas for all his contributions to the company and the Grohe brand over the past 12 years.

“He was pivotal in developing our end user-focused go-to-market strategy that is unique in our industry and a clear commitment to our customer base.

“Despite the challenging market environment our entire industry is facing, we are confident that our differentiated product and service offering around Grohe Professional, Grohe QuickFix and our sub-brand Grohe SPA provide the best possible support for our B2B partners and an attractive proposition to consumers.”

He continued: “I am particularly looking forward to leveraging the skillsets and capabilities developed in EMENA around the Grohe brand to focus even more on tailored approaches to address global markets for the brand, which is undoubtedly one of the growth and innovation drivers for LIXIL globally.”

Grohe also recently named a new head for its UK business, Kristine Skauge, succeeding Matt Brown who had been in charge since 2021.