What Does CEO Mean?

CEO means "Chief Executive Officer." The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) is the top executive in a company whose responsibilities include:
  • Managing the company's overall operations and performance (i.e., managing resources).
  • Serving as the link between the Board of Directors and other executives (e.g., the CFO or CSR Officer).
  • Implementing the corporate policy (as established by the Board of Directors).
  • Leading (in contrast to managing) the company's overall operations (i.e., encouraging personnel).
Sometimes called the President or Managing Director (MD), a company's CEO is responsible for the company's success or failure. Of note, it is not unusual for the CEO to be the chairman of the Board of Directors.

Summary of Key Points

"Chief Executive Officer" is the most common definition for CEO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Chief Executive Officer
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write CEO, I mean this:

meaning of CEO
Sometimes called the President or Managing Director, the CEO is responsible for the company's success or failure.


Examples of CEO in Sentences

Here are examples of CEO being used in sentences:
  • She is clearly being groomed to be the next CEO.
  • The CEO wants to review the financial risks register with the CFO this afternoon.

An Academic Look at CEO

CEO is used as a noun. When the term is expanded, it is a noun phrase based on the common noun Officer. The words Chief and Executive are attributive adjectives modifying Officer.

Example of CEO Used in a Text


See Also

CFO (chief finance officer) CLEO (chief law enforcement officer) CO (commanding officer) DFO (duty field officer) GRO (guest relations officer) LEO (law enforcement officer) PIG (police officer (derogatory)) SOW (female police officer (uk))