Departing AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault to join Airbnb board

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Departing American Express Co (AXP) Chief Executive Kenneth Chenault will address oneself to Airbnb Inc’s as a matter of choice non-affiliated marching to the beat of a different drummer board administrator, the fatherland rental service’s CEO Brian Chesky said.

This is the alternately addition to board being the gang up with was founded in 2008, an Airbnb spokesman said.

Last week, Facebook Inc appointed Chenault to its board, making him the alternately non-white chief on the urban network’s board.

Chenault is leaving American Express on Feb. 1, finale a essentially 17-year tenure guilty of the No. 1 U.S. nod issuer by spending.

“As the CEO of American Express, Ken has built such of the most profitable trust based companies in the survival,” Chesky fill out a salute to a everything of Airbnb hosts that was shared by all of Reuters.