DaVita Inc.  said it has appointed Robert Lang 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 previously worked at health insurance provider Bupa where he  most recently led the international markets business with experience in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

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.