Matthew Guilford is the co-founder of Telenor Health, a purpose-driven business focused on using technology to expand universal health coverage. Telenor Health is a part of Telenor, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies with operations worldwide, headquartered in Norway.
More than five million Bangladeshis have joined the company’s “Tonic” service, which provides health insurance, primary care access, and health engagement through mobile phones. Within 12 months of launch, Tonic became Bangladesh’s largest health insurance program and a leading provider of primary care, having delivered over 300,000 consultations through phone calls and in-app chat.
Prior to joining Telenor, Matthew served in the administrations of Chicago mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel as Assistant Commissioner for Digital Excellence and Innovation, where he led the City’s digital health and smart city programs. He completed his undergraduate training in Behavioural Neuroscience and in History at the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2019.