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Outside Director, LIXIL Group Corporation
Haruo Kawahara has served as Outside Director of LIXIL Group Corporation since June 2019. He also serves as a member of the Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee.
Kawahara served as Director of the Board responsible for Corporate Management Strategy and Policy at ZMP Inc. from 2017 to 2018. Prior to ZMP Inc., he served as the Representative Director, President, and CEO of Kenwood Corporation from 2002 to 2007. Following the establishment of JVC KENWOOD Holdings Inc., a joint holding company with Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. in 2008, Kawahara served as Representative Director, Chairman and/or President and CEO of JVC KENWOOD Holdings Inc. (current JVC KENWOOD Corporation) until 2011, and Representative Director and Chairman of the Board of JVC KENWOOD Corporation from 2011 to 2016, during which he also served as CEO between 2013 and 2016.
Prior to Kenwood Corporation, Kawahara served as Senior Advisor of Ripplewood Japan and Advisor to Toshiba Corporation, from 2000 to 2002. Kawahara started his career by joining Toshiba Corporation in 1961. During his tenure at the firm, he served as Senior Vice Presindent & Director of the Board and the President of the firm’s US joint-venture, International Fuel Cells.