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chief executive officer
▪ He succeeds Robert L.. Gable, 65, who continues as chairman and chief executive officer.
▪ It gave Becton the title of chief executive officer and conferred extraordinary powers upon him.
▪ Marriott will remain chairman and chief executive officer with law, finance and corporate relations departments continuing to report to him.
▪ McGrory is now chief executive officer of Price Enterprises.
chief executive officer

n. (context business English) The highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency, responsible for carrying out the policies of the board of directors on a day-to-day basis; CEO

chief executive officer

n. the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president) [syn: CEO, chief operating officer]

Chief executive officer

A chief executive officer (CEO) in American English or managing director (MD) in British English describes the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, or administrator in charge of managing an organization. The CEO of a corporation or company typically reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity. Titles also often given to the holder of CEO position include president and chief executive (CE).

Chief Executive Officer (Afghanistan)

The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a position within the Government of Afghanistan. The extra-constitutional post was created in September 2014 following the disputes that arose after the 2014 Afghan presidential election when both Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory in that election. As part of a national unity agreement, it was agreed that Ashraf Ghani would assume the presidency and a new post of Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan would be created for Abdullah Abdullah.

Usage examples of "chief executive officer".

SGI posted a loss of over $50 million, a major layoff was announced, and the longtime chief executive officer resigned.

A member of the politburo with the confidence of, President Jien Zenim, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of the largest shipping company in the world, which he had personally managed the growth of since its inception.

He had read the Quinn file, loaned to him by Lou Collins of the CIA, and he had had two hours with the Chief Executive Officer of the Lloyd’.

The park policeman turned to see Mike Dennis, the chief executive officer of Worldpark, looking at him.

She still worked nearly every waking moment at her job as chief executive officer of Astro Corporation, still spent as much time in the factories and research labs as in the corporate offices and conference rooms, still knew each of the division heads and many of the lower-echelon managers on a first-name, drinking buddy basis.