Ted Lipman's career has spanned over 40 years as an Asianist: in diplomacy, philanthropy, academia and culture.
One of a handful of Canadian students in China during the Cultural Revolution, after completing studies at Peking University in 1976, Ted embarked on a 35 year diplomatic career.
Highlights include appointments as Canadian Consul General in Shanghai, Minister/DCM in Beijing, Director/HOM of Canada's trade office in Taipei, Director General for North Asia at Global Affairs HQ and Ted's last diplomatic assignment, Canadian ambassador to both North and South Korea. Ted was also a visiting diplomatic fellow at the UBC Institute of Asian Research (Korean Studies).
Subsequent to his diplomatic career, for almost a decade, Ted served as CEO of the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, a leading HK based philanthropy supporting culture, academia and Buddhism. He currently is the Director of a consultancy and design firm based in Hong Kong.