Ted Lipman was born in Brazil and educated in Canada and China. A sinologist by training, Ted is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and Peking University.
Ted Lipman spent 35 years as a Canadian diplomat, including serving as Canadian Consul General in Shanghai and Representative (Head of Mission) in Taipei. He has served in other senior positions abroad and in Ottawa, including Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing and Director General for East Asia at headquarters.
In 2006 Ted Lipman was a visiting diplomatic scholar at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. His most recent diplomatic assignment was as Ambassador to both North and South Korea. Ted Lipman joined The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation as CEO in 2011.