Definition of CEO in English:


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  • A chief executive officer, the highest-ranking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for making managerial decisions.

    ‘On Friday, the 48-year-old father of two will become the CEO of Warner Bros.’
    • ‘The CEO of a local hospital told CNN they were expecting at least 100 people with injuries.’
    • ‘She has dreams of becoming a CEO of a major corporation one day.’
    • ‘Being a CEO of a company at such a young age is no easy task.’
    • ‘He assumed the position of CEO in August.’
    • ‘Half of the more than 2,200 CEOs surveyed got even bigger raises.’
    • ‘The best artists, musicians, athletes, CEOs and entrepreneurs don't merely work a lot, they work a lot on developing specific skills.’
    • ‘My successful investments all involved situations where I made sure the CEOs and other investors were smarter than me.’
    • ‘In June 2001, he became CEO, leading the company through its initial public offering.’
    • ‘The foundation takes in $26 million per year and its CEO makes over $300,000 per year.’
    leader, chief, boss, controller, master, supervisor, governor, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, headman



/ˌsēˌēˈō/ /ˌsiˌiˈoʊ/