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chief executivenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jʊ.tɪv/ us   /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jə.t̬ɪv/
the person with the most important position in a company or organization: She's the chief executive of one of the country's largest charities.

the Chief Executivenoun [S]

uk   /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jʊ.tɪv/ us   /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jə.t̬ɪv/ US
the president of the US
(Definition of chief executive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chief executivenoun [C]

uk   us   UK
WORKPLACE →  chief executive officer
(Definition of chief executive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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