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English definition of “chief executive officer”

chief executive officer

noun [C]  /ˈtʃif ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ɪv ˈɔ·fə·sər, ˈɑf·ə-/ (short form chief executive, , abbreviation CEO)
the top manager in a company who has the greatest responsibility and makes the most important decisions
(Definition of chief executive officer noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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