Can you name a Japanese company with a US educated CEO? One with a CEO and a Chairman who both have MBAs from different, well respected US Universities? What if I told you that the company has sales of 1.3 trillion yen and probably made either your toilet or your bath?
Still can’t place the name? Don’t worry – most people can’t. They’ve changed their name so many times over the past few years that even Japanese wouldn’t recognize their brand name. Their official name is JS Group (住生活) although their operating company is known as Lixil and they used to be called Tostem-Inax. Clearly they have no understanding of the importance of an easy to remember company name but boy do they have an interesting set of people sitting behind the steering wheel. Read more about them in our quick overview.