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Session Details

LIXIL EMENA Townhall Special Edition

We are delighted to welcome you to our Townhall Special Edition, live from the GROHE X Studios in Hemer, Germany. The event broadcasts live on 17 November, from 14.00 to 15.30 on grohe-x.com in English and German.


Experts on stage

Jonas Brennwald
Jonas Brennwald

Jonas Brennwald

Leader, LIXIL EMENA

Jonas Brennwald has managed various sales regions for GROHE since 2012, most recently as Chief Sales Officer. Since 2019 he is part of the board as Co-CEO Grohe AG and became Leader LIXIL EMENA in 2020. In his role he is responsible for the commercial aspect of the business for the GROHE brand in EMENA, incorporating LIXIL's global expertise and values. Before his career at LIXIL EMENA, he held numerous management positions at major brands, including Mars, Ecolab, Goodyear Dunlop and Dorman.

Thomas Fuhr
Thomas Fuhr

Thomas Fuhr

Leader, Fittings LIXIL International

Thomas Fuhr joined GROHE in 2013 as Executive Director Operations, before he took over the role as Co-CEO in 2019. Since 2020 he acts as leader for all LIXIL Fittings plants and is responsible for R&D, production and supply chain for the fittings segment worldwide, including the GROHE brand. With his commitment to sustainability, he has developed GROHE into one of the most sustainable brands in the sanitary industry. Before this he gained 20 years of experience in various management positions at Mercedes-Benz.

Thorsten Sperlich
Thorsten Sperlich

Thorsten Sperlich

Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility LIXIL EMENA

Thorsten Sperlich joined in 2017 as Chief Communications Officer for the GROHE brand, before he took over the role as Leader Communications & Corporate Responsibility in 2020. Besides the internal and external brand communications for GROHE he is responsible for positioning LIXIL’s corporate vision in the EMENA media landscape. Before his career at LIXIL EMENA, he held numerous management positions at well-known agencies such as Ketchum Pleon and Scholz & Friends as well as at major brands such as Coca-Cola.


Gerhard Sturm
Gerhard Sturm

Gerhard Sturm

Leader, Marketing, LIXIL EMENA

Gerhard Sturm started his career at GROHE in 2016 as CMO - Chief Marketing Officer at Grohe AG. Since 2020 he acts as Leader, Marketing for LIXIL EMENA. In this role, he is responsible for all marketing activities including product portfolio, brand, activation, service and sales operations. Before joining LIXIL, he gained 19 years of experience in general management, sales and marketing positions at L’ORÉAL and SONY.

Hosted by

Susanne Schoene
Susanne Schoene

Susanne Schöne

Moderator & Journalist

Susanne Schöne draws on her extensive experience of over 1,800 events and show presentations and 8 years broadcasting for Germany’s foremost live news channel (N24/Welt) as well as Germany’s best known entertainment channels PRO7 & Sat.1. What is the key to her natural and engaging presentation style? “Intense preparation is vital for a successful show. When I’m familiar with the precise wishes, interests and goals of the client can I (re)present them convincingly.” Susanne Schöne studied journalism and psychology at the TU Dresden.