Matthew Guilford

Co-Founder & CEO, Common Health

Matthew Guilford is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Health, a purpose-driven business that uses digital and mobile technology to advance universal health coverage. Prior to Common Health, he worked in leadership roles across Asia and Europe for global telecoms firm Telenor Group, including as Co-Founder, Chief Commercial Officer, and Chief Growth Officer of Telenor Health. Over the course of five years living and working in Bangladesh he designed, launched, and scaled Telenor Health’s “Tonic” service to five million members, creating the country’s largest health insurance program and a primary care operation that has delivered over 350,000 high quality consultations. Before Telenor, Guilford served in the administrations of Chicago mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel as Assistant Commissioner for Digital Excellence and Innovation, launching the City’s digital health initiative and helping to shape national policy on healthcare information technology. He holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School and completed his undergraduate training in biological basis of behavior (behavioral neuroscience) at the University of Pennsylvania. Guilford was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2019.

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