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Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, Legal Business, LIXIL Group Corporation
Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer (CLO), LIXIL Corporation
Chief Legal Officer (CLO), LIXIL Water Technology
Laurence William Bates has served as Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director of LIXIL Group Corporation in Tokyo, since July 2014, with responsibility for legal functions globally. He currently holds the positions of Chief Legal Officer for both LIXIL Corporation and LIXIL Water Technology. Prior to joining the Group, Bates worked for 22 years at General Electric (GE) in Japan and Hong Kong, in successive roles as General Counsel from GE Medical Systems Asia, GE Capital Japan and GE Corporate Japan. Prior to GE, he worked with international law firms Morrison & Foerster, in Tokyo, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in New York and Beijing. He also served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, in 2013.