Meaning of “chief executive officer” in the English Dictionary

"chief executive officer" in British English

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chief executive officernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˌzek.jʊ.tɪv ˈɒf.ɪ.sər/ us /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˌzek.jə.t̬ɪv ˈɑː.fɪ.sɚ/ abbreviation CEO

the person with the most important position in a company

(Definition of “chief executive officer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chief executive officer" in American English

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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 top manager in a company who has the greatest responsibility and makes the most important decisions

(Definition of “chief executive officer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chief executive officer" in Business English

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chief executive officernoun [ C ]

uk us 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.
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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