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English definition of “non-executive”

non-executive

noun [C] (also nonexecutive)     (also informal non-exec) MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
a member of a company's board of directors who is not one of the company's managers: Many non-executives believe they should have the last word on a company's mergers. The days of the non-exec coming in for a monthly meeting, with a good lunch and a game of golf, are long gone.
(Definition of non-executive noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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