The coming year will be one of unprecedented importance with respect to repairing the serious damage which has been done to the U.S.-China relationship. I am proud to have spent the last 40 years engaged in activities to further this important relationship, whether as an entrepreneur bringing new concepts in medicine and healthcare to the Chinese market, or as a philanthropist in my role as founder of the United Foundation for China’s Health, or as a community organizer in my role as the founding chair of the China Healthcare Partnership, or as a member of the U.S.-China Business Council Board of Directors- I have taken seriously the responsibility to maximize my impact as an individual, and as a leader, to further the peaceful relations between our countries, through promoting our business and societal collaboration and understanding.
I previously served for several years as a member of the Amcham-China Board of Governors in the lead-up to PNTR and China’s WTO accession. I believe that the work that we did at that time as a board, both with the U.S. and Chinese Government, as well as with the business communities had a positive impact throughout that critical juncture in the relationship. During that crucial period I had the honor of participating in the Amcham-China Door Knock and speaking to many senior members of the US government about the realities and the importance of the US-China relationship to both countries. Since then I have continued to contribute to Amcham through the Healthcare Forum and the Healthcare Cooperation Program. Every year I have contributed to the writing of the Healthcare section of the Amcham White Paper.
I am the proud recipient of AMCHAMs inaugural “Pioneer Award.” as well as the Beijing Friendship Great Wall.
If elected I would like to commit to further increasing my efforts toward the improvement of the relationship and supporting and improving the business and investment environment.
Roberta Lipson is CEO and founder of United Family Healthcare (UFH) and the CEO of New Frontier Health (NYSE:NFH). She has over 40 years of experience as a pioneer in the healthcare industry in China. She originally co-founded United Family Healthcare’s predecessor company Chindex in 1981, expanding the business from China’s top medical equipment distribution company into China’s first and largest foreign-invested healthcare system. After almost two decades, UFH has established itself with hospitals and clinics in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Hangzhou as the provider of choice for those seeking premium, personalized healthcare. United Family Healthcare was rated in 2016 as “The Most Trusted Healthcare Brand of China” by the Chinese Business Journal.
Ms. Lipson is an active leader in the business community in Beijing, currently serving for the seventh year as a director of the U.S. China Business Council, as well as 4 successive terms previously on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham), and as Co-Chair of the AmCham Healthcare Forum and founding Chair of the Healthcare China Program (HCP) . She also chairs the Board of the United Foundation for China’s Health (UFCH), and is a co- founder of Beijing’s Jewish Community – Kehillat Beijing. Because of her outstanding contribution in China, Roberta Lipson received “The Great Wall Friendship Reward” in 2009, the highest honor that Beijing government gives to foreign experts in Beijing. In 2014 Roberta was honored by AmCham as the inaugural recipient of the China Pioneer Award. She was named as a “Top 10 Business Leader of China” by Sina.com in 2015, and earlier she led the company to win the U.S. State Department ACE Award for Corporate Excellence. With 40 years living and working in Beijing, in 2017 Ms. Lipson received Foreign Permanent Resident Card. Ms. Lipson holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia University.