10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations
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Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

Ursula M. Burns Chairman & CEO Xerox Corp. Boards: American Express Co., ExxonMobil Corp.

Kenneth Chenault, Chairman, American Express Co.

After joining American Express in 1981, Chenault climbed the ranks to become chairman and CEO of the company in 2001, making him one of the first African Americans to hold this position at a major publicly traded company.

 

 


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