Kenneth I. Chenault

Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Kenneth Chenault is chairman and a managing director of the venture capital firm General Catalyst. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Mr. Chenault was chairman and CEO of American Express Company, a position he held from 2001 to 2018. Mr. Chenault is recognized as one of the business world’s experts on leadership, brands, and brand management and has been honored by multiple publications including Fortune Magazine, which named him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in its inaugural list in 2014.  He serves on the boards of Airbnb, Facebook, 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 of the New York University Langone medical center. He is based in New York, NY.