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Joseph R. Swedish

Retired Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Anthem, Inc.

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Joseph R. Swedish is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc., a health benefits provider. Swedish joined Anthem in 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer and was named Chairman in 2015. Swedish retired in November of 2017 and served as Executive Chairman from November 2017 to May 2018 and as a Senior Advisor from May 2018 to May 2020.

Prior to joining Anthem in March 2013, Swedish was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health, an eighteen-state integrated health care delivery system, from 2004 to 2013.  Swedish also has held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health, Hospital Corporation of America and other healthcare enterprises.  Mr. Swedish also is the co-founder and partner of Concord Health Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on strategic investing in healthcare portfolio companies.

Swedish also serves on the boards of directors of Centrexion Therapeutics Corporation, IBM Corporation, Mesoblast Limited (chair), and on Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors (chairman). During the previous five years, Swedish also served as a director of Anthem, Inc., the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the National Institute for Health Care Management and America’s Health Insurance Plans (past chairman). Swedish received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.