What is vice president?

  • (noun): An executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances.
    Synonyms: V.P.

Vice President

A vice president (British English - government: vice-president; business: director) is an officer in government or business who is below a president (managing director) in rank. The name comes from the Latin vice meaning 'in place of'. In some countries, the vice president is called the deputy president. A common colloquial term for the office is vee-pee, deriving from a phonetic interpretation of the abbreviation VP.

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ROC Presidential Election, 2004 - Formation of The Tickets - Kuomintang and People First Party
... representing the entire Pan-Blue Coalition with Lien Chan for president and James Soong for vice president ... for the two men to agree upon who would run for president and who would run for vice president ... charismatic than Lien, he ended up running for vice president ...
Vice President - In Clubs and Other Related Associations
... In most clubs as well as other organizations, one or multiple Vice Presidents are elected by the members of the organization ... When multiple vice presidents are elected, the positions are usually numbered to prevent confusion as to who may preside or succeed to the office of president upon vacancy of that office (for ... In some cases vice presidents are given titles due to their specific responsibilities, for example Vice President of Operations, Finance, etc ...
Nanosolar - Management
... executives Stephan Hansen, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales Roy Shaw, head of North America Sales and Stefan Zschiegner, vice president of Worldwide ... Zschiegner most recently was vice president of Global Product Management and Applications at First Solar, where he focused on solutions for emerging markets, balance-of-system and ...
Casting Vote
... who hold casting votes are the Speaker of the British House of Commons and the Vice President of the United States (in his constitutional capacity as President of ... An example is the Vice President of the United States, who may exercise his casting vote in the Senate according to his party affiliation or according to his own personal beliefs ... By virtue of the Vice President's casting vote, when the Senate as elected is equally divided between two parties, the Vice President's party automatically becomes the official ...
Gary Marsh
... Gary Marsh is President and Chief Creative Officer for Disney Channel Worldwide, where he develops and produces Disney Channel Original Series, Disney Channel Original Movies and Disney Junior Series (formerly ... He was made Vice President eight months later and in 1994, became Senior Vice President ... In 1999, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and in 2001, Marsh assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney Channel ...

Famous quotes containing the words vice president, president and/or vice:

    If the vice president thinks it’s disgraceful for an unmarried woman to bear a child, and if he believes that a woman cannot adequately raise a child without a father, then he’d better make sure that abortion remains safe and legal.
    Diane British (b. 1948)

    When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1992)

    A sure proportion of rogue and dunce finds its way into every school and requires a cruel share of time, and the gentle teacher, who wished to be a Providence to youth, is grown a martinet, sore with suspicions; knows as much vice as the judge of a police court, and his love of learning is lost in the routine of grammars and books of elements.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)