Early life and education
In 1995, Ebony
listed him as one of 50 "living pioneers" in the African-American community.
Chenault was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2008, he gave the commencement address at Howard University
As CEO of American Express in 2007 and 2008, Chenault earned a total compensation of $50,126,585
respectively. In 2009, he earned a total compensation of $16,617,639, which included a base salary of $1,201,923, a cash bonus of $10,450,000, an option grant of $3,985,637, and other compensation worth $980,079.
In 2016, Chenault earned a total compensation of $22 million.
On October 18, 2017, he announced that he would retire as its chairman and chief executive on February 1, 2018. He was succeeded by Stephen J. Squeri.
In December 2018, it was announced that Chenault would step down from his board roles at IBM
and Procter & Gamble
on February 13, 2019.
In January 2018, Chenault announced he would become chairman and managing director of General Catalyst Partners
and joined the board of directors of Airbnb
Chenault has served on the board of directors of Facebook
since February 2018.
In March 2020 it was announced that Chenault was stepping down from the Facebook board and joining the board of Berkshire Hathaway
, replacing Bill Gates.
On November 15, 2010, Old North Foundation recognized Chenault with its Third Lantern Award for individual commitment and dedication to public service. The Foundation honored Chenault and American Express for their significant contributions to the preservation efforts of many significant monuments and landmark structures, including the steeple of the Old North Church
Chenault and wife, Kathryn, are founding donors to the Art for Justice Fund, which aims to reduce prison populations and strengthen employment opportunities for those leaving.
On February 10, 2014, it was announced that he had been elected to fill a vacated seat of the Harvard Corporation
; the Corporation is the chief fiduciary authority of the University and is the smaller of the two governing boards, the other being the Harvard Board of Overseers
In April 2019, he was appointed as a member of the NCAA's
Board of Governors.
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