What is chief executive officer?

  • (noun): The corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president).
    Synonyms: CEO, chief operating officer

Chief Executive Officer

A chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking corporate officer (executive) or administrator in charge of total management of an organization. An individual appointed as a CEO of a corporation, company, organization, or agency typically reports to the board of directors. In British English, terms often used as synonyms for CEO are managing director (MD) and chief executive (CE). In American English, the title executive director (ED) is sometimes used for non-profit organizations.

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