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chief executive officer

noun [C]
 
 
( UK usually chief executive, abbreviation CEO)
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the main person responsible for managing a company or organization, who is sometimes also the company's president or chairman of the board: He is giving up the title of president but will remain chairman and chief executive officer.appoint sb (as)/make sb chief executive officer In 2009 he was appointed chief executive officer of the Forest Group.serve as chief executive officer She retired last year after serving as chief executive officer for more than ten years. the current/incoming/outgoing chief executive officer
Chief Executive GOVERNMENT a way of referring to the President of the United States: In 1974 Richard Nixon resigned as Chief Executive.
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