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chief executive officernoun [C]

uk   us   (abbreviation CEO)
the ​person with the most ​importantposition in a ​company
(Definition of chief executive officer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chief executive officernoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃif ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ɪv ˈɔ·fə·sər, ˈɑf·ə-/ (short form chief executive, , abbreviation CEO)
the ​topmanager in a ​company who has the ​greatestresponsibility and makes the most ​importantdecisions
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chief executive officernoun [C]

uk   us   ( UK usually chief executive, abbreviation CEO)
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the ​mainpersonresponsible 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 ​chiefexecutiveofficer.appoint sb (as)/make sb chief executive officer In 2009 he was ​appointedchiefexecutiveofficer of the Forest Group.serve as chief executive officer She ​retired last ​year after ​serving as ​chiefexecutiveofficer for more than ten ​years. the current/​incoming/​outgoingchiefexecutiveofficer
Chief Executive GOVERNMENT a way of referring to the ​President of the United ​States: In 1974 Richard Nixon ​resigned as Chief Executive.
(Definition of chief executive officer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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