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DaVita appoints Robert Lang as president, international business

Denver
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 13:00 Hrs  [IST]

DaVita, a leading independent medical group and provider of kidney care services in the US and internationally, has announced the appointment of Robert Lang as president of its international business.

"Robert joins us with extensive experience and impressive results growing health care businesses across key international markets," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita.

Lang joins DaVita from health insurance provider Bupa. A seasoned executive with international experience spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, Lang most recently led Bupa's international markets business, following tenures in banking and insurance with UBS and HSBC.

As managing director of Bupa Global from 2013 to 2016, Lang oversaw the company's international private medical insurance operations globally and led strategic expansion in China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

"I'm looking forward to working with our teammates to bring DaVita's high quality kidney care and integrated care management services to communities around the world," added Lang. "It's an exciting time for DaVita internationally, and there's great opportunity to expand access to world-class care in new and existing markets."

Lang holds an MBA from London Business School and Economics and Arts degrees from Monash University. Prior to his career in business he served in the Australian Army from 1991 to 1998.

DaVita operates dialysis and integrated care centers in 11 countries outside the United States.

DaVita is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,350 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 188,000 patients. The company also operated 154 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of December 31, 2016, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 749,000 patients.

 

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