Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> December 9, 2002

Robert Lifton – Medis Technologies Ltd (mdtl)

ROBERT K. LIFTON is Chairman and CEO of Medis Technologies Ltd. In addition to a broad range of interests in the real estate, finance, and entertainment fields, Mr. Lifton was a Founder, past President and Director of Preferred Health Care, Ltd., and President of Team America Inc., the US national soccer team. He is also an Officer and Director of a number of other privately held companies. He is a Director and member of the Executive and Investment Committees of Bank Leumi, USA and Director of Leumi Investments, Inc. After serving as an Officer in the Navy Supply Corps, Mr. Lifton was an Associate Attorney with Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays and Handler from 1955 to 1956. In 1956 he began extensive real estate activities with his present partner. In 1961 he organized, again with his partner, The Transcontiental Investing Corporation, with Mr. Lifton serving as its President until 1968. He was then Chairman of the Board until its merger in 1972. He was Chairman of Security Mortgage Investors, a publicly owned REIT. From 1972 to 1978 he was Visiting Lecturer in Law at both the Columbia Law School and Yale Law School where he taught basic and advanced courses in real estate and real estate financing. Mr. Lifton holds a BBA degree from the School of Business Administration, City University of New York. In 1951 he received an LLB degree from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Note Editor of The Yale Law Journal. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1952. In June 1992, he received a degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honors Causa from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Mr. Lifton is listed in Who's Who in America. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of the company and

then a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Lifton: Medis Technologies was founded in 1992 by our President,