Kenneth I. Chenault

by LP Green, II
Kenneth I. Chenault
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
American Express
Boards: American Express Company (Chairman), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), The Procter & Gamble Company

Kenneth I. Chenault is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for American Express, an American multinational financial services company providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Chenault joined American Express in 1981 and was named President of the U.S. division of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. in 1993, Vice Chairman of American Express Company in 1995, President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2001.

Chenault serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African-American History & Culture.

Chenault holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in History from Bowdoin College and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

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