Facebook elects first black board member

Facebook has announced the addition of Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express, to its board of directors.Chenault will become the first African-American board member at the social media giant. Chenault, who joined American Express in 1981, has been chairman and CEO of the company since 2001. Chenault serves on the boards of IBM, Procter & Gamble, the Harvard Corporation and others.

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