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Kenneth I. Chenault

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Kenneth I. Chenault has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2018. Mr. Chenault is Chairman and a Managing Director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Mr. Chenault was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company, a position he held from 2001 to 2018. He joined American Express in 1981 as Director of Strategic Planning and served subsequently in a number of increasingly senior positions, including Vice Chairman and President and Chief Operating Officer, until his appointment as CEO. Mr. Chenault also serves on the boards of directors of Airbnb, IBM, The Procter & Gamble Company, the Harvard Corporation and numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. He also serves on the board of trustees for NYU Langone Health. Mr. Chenault holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College. He also has received honorary degrees from several universities, and awards from a wide variety of civic, social service, and community organizations.
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