Definition of chief executive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    chief executive

    BrE BrE//ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzekjətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzekjətɪv //
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  1. 1the person with the highest rank in a company or an organization The chief executive addressed the board. He was forced to resign his post as chief executive of the company’s UK subsidiary. See related entries: Job titles
  2. 2Chief Executive the President of the US
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chief executive