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Roberta Lipson

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Roberta Lipson, CEO of New Frontier Health
Founder of New Frontier Health

Ms. Roberta Lipson is the CEO of New Frontier Health. She founded United Family Healthcare (formerly known as Chindex) in 1981 and expanded the business from China’s top medical equipment distribution company into one of China’s first and largest foreign-invested healthcare networks. As CEO, Ms. Lipson leads the development of all UFH operations, helms the organization’s strategic direction, and drives a corporate culture of patient-centered care. Her operational and market initiatives, as well as strategic team-building efforts, are the backbone of UFH’s success.

Ms. Lipson has over 35 years of medical industry experience and has become one of the most recognized healthcare executives in China. She has received several awards for entrepreneurship, leadership, and philanthropy, including the 2002 U.S. Department of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence, the 2009 China Great Wall Friendship Award, the 2014 Pioneer Award from the American Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 “Top Ten Business Leaders of China” award from Sina.com, the 2016 “Person of the Year” award from CaiXin, the 2017 “Best International Innovator” award from Diyi Caijing, the 2018 Healthcare Asia Magazine “CEO of the Year” award, and the 2019 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship from Brandeis University. Ms. Lipson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia University.