Most Powerful African American CEOs

America’s Most Powerful Black CEOs in Corporate America

Clarence Otis (Image: File)
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American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth I. Chenault is the face of global corporate leadership. For 13 years, he has been the adroit, steady manager of the $35 billion giant that provides payment—card products and travel services to consumers and corporations worldwide. He has guided his company— and counseled U.S. presidents – during flush times and nation-shattering crises.