SINGAPORE, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a global provider of kidney care services, today announced that Rehan Khan will serve as president of the company's kidney care business in Asia Pacific.
"We have found a strong leader in Rehan, to grow our network of dialysis centers across Asia Pacific," said Atul Mathur, executive vice president of global operations at DaVita HealthCare Partners. "He brings to the team over 20 years of diverse experience in the healthcare industry across the U.S., Europe and Asia."
Khan previously worked as the managing director of Abbott India Limited, overseeing a team of 3,000. Under his leadership, Abbott India Limited recorded strong performance, with market-beating growth. Khan's also has held positions with AstraZeneca, Accenture and Venture Media.
"Atul and I look forward to having Rehan as a key member of our operating team," said Dennis Kogod, chief executive officer of DaVita International. "This is a very exciting time in Asia Pacific, especially given the recent announcement of our new joint venture with Khazanah and Mitsui."
Last week, DaVita announced a brand new joint venture with Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia, and Mitsui & Co., LTD., one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service companies in the world, giving the company great financial resources and market knowledge to quickly expand its operations in Asia Pacific.
Two-thirds of the world's population lives in Asia Pacific, and access to care is a challenge. Currently, DaVita delivers its life-sustaining kidney care services to patients in 64 centers across the region, in both urban and remote, rural areas.
"I am truly looking forward to working with my new DaVita teammates to drive growth in the Asia-Pacific region," said Khan. "There is a powerful opportunity to provide access to high-quality kidney care to patients who are in dire need."
It is estimated that 10 percent of the world's population has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many do not know it because the symptoms go unnoticed until the disease has progressed to full renal failure. To learn more about kidney disease or DaVita's international operations, visit DaVita.com/International.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,278 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 180,000 patients. The company also operated 124 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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