Kenneth Chenault

Ken Chenault is the chairman and a managing director of the venture capital firm General Catalyst. From 2001 to 2018, Ken was chairman and CEO of American Express. Upon his retirement from American Express, Warren Buffett, the company’s largest shareholder, stated, “Ken’s been the gold standard for corporate leadership and the benchmark that I measure others against.”

Ken has been honored by multiple publications including the TIME100 Most Influential People list, which celebrated Ken Chenault with Ken Frazier in 2021 for their corporate and social activism; specifically, for mobilizing hundreds of corporate leaders to advocate for equitable voting rights in the United States and for co-founding OneTen, a coalition to upskill, hire and advance one million Black Americans over ten years into family-sustaining jobs.

Ken serves on the boards of Airbnb, Berkshire Hathaway, Bilt Rewards, Chief, Guild Education, and the Harvard Corporation. He also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations.