Definition of Chief executive officer

1. Noun. The corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president).

Definition of Chief executive officer

1. Noun. (business) The highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency, responsible for carrying out the policies of the board of directors on a day-to-day basis; CEO ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chief Executive Officer

chief cell
chief cell of corpus pineale
chief cell of parathyroid gland
chief cell of stomach
chief complaint
chief constable
chief constables
chief cook and bottle-washer
chief cook and bottle-washers
chief cook and bottle washer
chief cook and bottle washers
chief cooks and bottle-washers
chief cooks and bottle washers
chief executive
chief executive officer (current term)
chief executive officers
chief executives
chief financial officer
chief god
chief information officer
chief justice
chief legal officer
chief legal officers
chief mate
chief of staff
chief of state
chief operating officer
chief petty officer

Literary usage of Chief executive officer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"chief executive officer. P. Ci. Ellis Moore £1.804 to £2.646 Sen/or Executive Officers, PM Reason; ... S. Clayton £1.894 to £2646 chief executive officer. ..."

2. Department of Defense Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program Avip edited by Steve Buyer (2000)
"Our third panel witness today is Mr. Fuad El-Hibri, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioPort Corporation. Sir, we thank you for your patience. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"If the Chief Executive officer of a state is liable to be controlled by the courts of the state in the discharge of ministerial duties, for much stronger ..."

4. Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmission of Broadcast Signals edited by Howard Coble (2001)
"Next we have Mr. Decker Anstrom, who is the president and chief executive officer of the National Cable Television Association. Before Mr. Anstrom became ..."

5. The American Plan of Government: The Constitution of the United States as by Charles William Bacon, Franklyn Stanley Morse (1916)
"... chief executive officer THE Americans of the first era of independence had learned by bitter experience that government by Congress through executive ..."

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