In CIS corporate governance, the general director is the highest executive position in a company, analogous to a US CEO or a UK managing director. The position exists for all Russian legal forms (Joint stock companies (AO) and limited-liability companies (OOO)), except for a sole proprietorship (IP).
The general director is defined as the "single-person executive body" of a company, acts without power of attorney to represent the company, and issues powers of attorney to others. His or her powers are defined precisely by the company charter, by decision of the general meeting of shareholders (AO) or participants (OOO), and by resolutions of the board of directors.
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“Women born at the turn of the century have been conditioned not to speak openly of their wedding nights. Of other nights in bed with other men they speak not at all. Today a woman having bedded with a great general feels free to tell us that in bed the general could not present arms. Women of my generation would have spared the great general the revelation of this failure.”
—Jessamyn West (19071984)
“When General Motors has to go to the bathroom ten times a day, the whole countrys ready to let go. You heard of that market crash in 29? I predicted that.... I was nursing a director of General Motors. Kidney ailment, they said; nerves, I said. Then I asked myself, Whats General Motors got to be nervous about? Overproduction, I says. Collapse.”
—John Michael Hayes (b. 1919)