Kennett F. Burnes

Ken is Retired Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT), a global specialty chemicals company. He was Chairman from 2001 to March 2008, President from 1995 to January 2008 and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to January 2008. Prior to joining Cabot Corporation in 1987, Ken was a partner at the Boston-based law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, where he specialized in corporate and business law for nearly 20 years. He is a Director of State Street Corporation and Watts Water Technologies, Inc., a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Board of Trustees and a board member of New England Conservatory. Ken is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Schepens Eye Research Institute. Ken holds both an LL.B. and B.A. degree from Harvard University.