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Encyclopedia > Chief Executive Officer

A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer (executive) or administrator in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization, or agency, reporting to the board of directors. In internal communication and press releases, many companies capitalize the term and those of other high positions, even when they are not proper nouns. Chief Executive a Chief executive officer, commonly abbreviated CEO, as in a corporation in political administration : a Head of government, either as a separate office or an executive Head of state (absolute Monarch or Executive President), e. ... Khios, or Chios as most Greek English speakers know the island, is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. ... Publicly and privately held for-profit corporations often confer corporate titles or business titles on company officials as a means of identifying their function in the organization. ... Look up Administration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Management (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... Look up company in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... An agency is a department of a local or national government responsible for the oversight and administration of a specific function, such as a customs agency or a space agency. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ...

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International use

In some European Union countries, there are two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control purposes (elected by the shareholders). In these countries, the CEO presides over the executive board and the chairman presides over the supervisory board, and these two roles will always be held by different people. This ensures a distinction between management by the executive board and governance by the supervisory board. This allows for clear lines of authority. The aim is to prevent a conflict of interest and too much power being concentrated in the hands of one person. There is a strong parallel here with the structure of government, which tends to separate the political cabinet from the management civil service. Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... A Supervisory board is a group of individuals chosen by the stockholders of a company to promote their interests through the governance of the company and to supervise and control the executive directors and CEO. Germany In Germany the Aufsichtsrat or Supervisory Board is composed of 11 non-executive directors... For other uses, see Management (disambiguation). ... This article is about the governmental body. ... The Roman civil service in action. ...


In other parts of the globe, such as Asia, its possible to have two or three CEOs in charge of one corporation. In the UK, many charities and government agencies are headed by a chief executive who is answerable to a board of trustees or board of directors. In the UK, the chair (of the board) in public companies is more senior than the chief executive. Most public companies now split the roles of chair and chief executive. In France, a CEO/MD is known as the "PDG" (président directeur général); in Sweden, the CEO/MD is known as "VD" (verkställande direktör); in Spain, the usual name is "director general"; while in Italy, the position is called "AD" (which stands for amministratore delegato). In Denmark and Norway the CEO is known as the "administrerende direktør", abbr. adm.dir. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...


Examples

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955) is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. ... Apple Inc. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is a wealthy American investor and businessman. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, NYSE: BRK.B) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... This article is about Yahoos founder. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... Eric Emerson Schmidt, Ph. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Apple Inc. ... Linda Marie Edwards-McMahon (born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina) is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American entrepreneur. ... Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004. ...

Structure

Typically, a CEO has several subordinate executives, each of whom has specific functional responsibilities.


Common subordinates include a chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), chief marketing officer (CMO), chief information officer (CIO), and a director of human resources. CFO redirects here. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... The Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO, is a job title for an executive responsible for various marketing-related activities within an organization. ... The Chief Information Officer or CIO is a job title for the head of the information technology group within an organization. ... This article is about human resources as it applies to business, labor, and economies. ...

See also: List of chief executive officers and list of CEO books

The following is a list of chief executive officers (CEOs) by company. ... Heres a list of books written by CEOs, about CEOs, and about business. ... Publicly and privately held for-profit corporations often confer corporate titles or business titles on company officials as a means of identifying their function in the organization. ... A chief administrative officer (or CAO) is a corporate officer responsible for management of the personnel of the corporation. ... The Chief Analytics Officer or CAO is a job title for a senior manager responsible for the analysis of data within an organization, such as a listed company or an educational institution. ... A [Chief Channel Officer] (CCO) or Channel Chief Executive is a job title for the head of all indirect revenue with Partner within an organization. ... The Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of a company is the officer primarily responsible for overseeing and managing compliance issues within an organization. ... The Chief Communications Officer or CCO is a job title for the head of communications, public relations and/or public affairs within an organization. ... The Chief Data Officer or CDO is a job title for a member of the executive management team and is the manager of enterprise-wide data processing & data mining. ... CFO redirects here. ... The Chief Information Officer or CIO is a job title for the head of the information technology group within an organization. ... A Chief Information Security Officer or CISO, is a job role that focuses on information security strategy within an organization. ... A Chief Knowledge Officer is an organizational leader, responsible for ensuring that the organization maximizes the value it achieves through knowledge. CKO is not just a relabelling of the title Chief Information Officer - the CKO role is much broader. ... A Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is the highest-ranking corporate officer concerning talent or learning management of a corporation or agency. ... A Chief Legal Officer (CLO) is the highest-ranking corporate officer concerning legal affairs of a corporation, or agency. ... The Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO, is a job title for an executive responsible for various marketing-related activities within an organization. ... The Chief Networking Officer (CNO) is a new corporate executive office in the business world; it refers to a person who manages the social capital of a company. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) or Chief Risk Management Officer (CRMO) of a corporation is the executive in charge of assessing and planning for potential risks in the various segments of a given business model, such as computer security, compliance, and lawsuits, to minimize the firms liability and related... Chief science officer is a position at the head of research and development and new technology developments at companies with a technology or research focus. ... A chief technical officer or chief technology officer (abbreviated as CTO) is an executive position whose holder is focused on scientific and technical issues within a company. ... A chief visionary officer (CVO) is a function within a company normally established beside the other executive functions like CEO or COO. He has to work as an intermediary between these classical functions and the necessity of looking up the line for the upcoming years. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way in which a corporation is directed, administered or controlled. ... A creative director is a position usually found within the advertising, media or entertainment industries, but may be useful in other creative organizations such as web development and software development firms as well. ... Executive compensation is how top executives of business corporations are paid. ... Executive director is a title given to a person who is the head of an executive branch of an organization or company. ... The court of chancery, which governed fiduciary relations prior to the Judicature Acts The fiduciary duty is a legal relationship between two or more parties, most commonly a fiduciary or trustee and a principal or beneficiary, that in English common law is arguably the most important concept within the portion... A General Counsel is the chief lawyer of a legal department, usually in a corporation or government department. ... A management team is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations (and profitability) of a company. ... Managing director is the term used for the chief executive of many limited companies in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and some other English speaking countries. ... A non-executive director is a member of the board of directors of a company who does not form part of the executive management team. ...

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (327 words)
The highest ranking executive in a company whose main responsibilities include developing and implementing high-level strategies, making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company, and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the corporate operations.
The CEO will often have a position on the board, and in some cases is even the chair.
However, in larger companies, the CEO will often deal with only the higher-level strategy of the company and directing its overall growth, with most other tasks deligated to managers and departments.
ACS :: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer (456 words)
John R. Seffrin, PhD, has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society for the past decade.
Prior to being named the American Cancer Society's top staff executive in 1992, Dr. Seffrin was Professor of Health Education and Chairman of the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University.
In addition to serving as the Society's CEO, he currently serves as the President of the International Union Against Cancer and Chair of the Board of Independent Sector.
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