Kenneth I. Chenault

Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

Kenneth I. Chenault

Kenneth I. Chenault

Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

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Career Highlights

American Express Co.
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
OneTen

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Primary Location

New Rochelle, NY, United States

Number of Boards

36

Birthday

06/02/1951 - Mineola, NY, United States

Age

69

Number of Awards

14

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Executive Chairman at International Business Machines Corporation

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Co-Founder at Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Express Co.

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Co-Founder at RRE Advisors LLC

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Founder at Change the Equation, Inc.

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Co-Founder at BlackRock, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Partnership To End Addiction

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Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Johnson & Johnson

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President at Carnegie Hall Corporation

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Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC
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Former Vice President of Corporations & Foundations at United Negro College Fund, Inc.

Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college. It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.

Education
JD
Class of 1976

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA in History
Class of 1973

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Member
Current

The Economic Strategy Group (ESG), a non-profit program of the Aspen Institute, is composed of a diverse, bipartisan group of distinguished leaders and thinkers with the goal of promoting evidence-based solutions to significant U.S. economic challenges. Co-chaired by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and Erskine Bowles, the ESG fosters the exchange of economic policy ideas and seeks to clarify the lines of debate on emerging economic issues while promoting bipartisan relationship-building among current and future generations of policy leaders in Washington.

Career History
Co-Founder
2020 - Current
Chairman & Managing Director
2018 - Current

General Catalyst focuses on investments across the globe. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of technology, IT services & software. It provides financing for pre-seed, seed, early stage & growth capital requirements.

Managing Director
2018 - Current
Boards & Committees
Chairman
Prior

RiverSource Investments provides mutual funds for individual investors and investment strategies for institutional investors.

Member of the Board of Advisors
Prior

Community for Education Foundation was founded in 1992 by Jill Siegal Chalsty to ensure that all students learn the communication, decision making, and goal setting skills they need to be successful in life. To accomplish its mission, Community for Education Foundation developed the Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Program, which provides educators with the tools to teach the skills critical to academic and social success. With 180 hours of engaging instruction and curriculum materials for both middle school and high school educators, the program addresses the "fourth R of education"—relevant skills, which includes time management, problem solving, conflict resolution, teamwork, and study skills. To date, Overcoming Obstacles has positively impacted the lives of close to three million young people across the country.

Trustee
Tenure Unconfirmed

The American Express Foundation aims to bring to life the value of good corporate citizenship by supporting communities in ways that enhance the company’s reputation in the world. The American Express Foundation provides funding for non-profit organisations whose activities aim to preserve and sustain unique historic places for the future, or those that implement educational activities to form a new generation of international leaders, or those that work with communities to encourage community service.

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$100K - $500K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$50K - $75K
2019

The Museum of Modern Art exhibits modern and contemporary art. The organization was founded by Alfred H. Barr in 1929 and is located in New York, NY.

$25K - $50K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Brand, Inc. operates cosmetic stores through online. The company was founded by Cashmere Nicole in 2011 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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Urban Compass, Inc. engages in the provision of an online real estate platform. The firm provides tools and services to help real estate agents grow their businesses and better serve their clients. It also offers concierge and bridge loan services. The company was founded by Ori Allon, Robert Reffkin, Ugo Di Girolamo, and Michael Weiss in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #140
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #31
2014
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
Rank #58
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Speaker
2010 Wake Forest University Commencement

Speaker
2010 Northeastern University Commencement

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