Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> February 25, 2002

Roberta Lipson – Chindex International Inc (chdx)

ROBERTA LIPSON is CEO and President of Chindex International, Inc., a provider of healthcare products and services to the China marketplace, as well as Board Chair of Beijing United Family Hospital, the first foreign invested hospital in China. Ms. Lipson has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of the medical industry, including pharmaceuticals, medical capital equipment and consumable products marketing and distribution, and hospital management. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in History from Brandeis University. Ms. Lipson began her career at Schering Plough Corporation as a Medical Product Marketing specialist. In 1979 Ms. Lipson joined Sobin Chemicals in a position which brought her to live and work in Beijing. During this time Ms. Lipson had the opportunity to see that there was a great need for quality medical products in China, but, at that time, there were no reliable sources for these products. Along with her partner, Chindex Executive Vice President Elyse Beth Silverberg, Ms. Lipson was inspired to work in this area and began Chindex. Since founding Chindex in 1981, the company has expanded from its core business of medical capital equipment sales and marketing to medical consumables, healthcare related consumer products and, most recently, healthcare delivery. Ms. Lipson is a recognized expert in the area of health care in China and has shared this expertise in many forums. In 1998, Ms. Lipson authored the healthcare section of AmCham-China's Whitepaper on American Business in China 1998-2001. Ms. Lipson frequently speaks on issues related to the healthcare industry in China. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a quick overview of the company?

Ms. Lipson: Chindex has been a pioneering company in the Chinese market

since 1981, when the market first started opening to