: the executive with the chief decision-making authority in an organization or business

Examples of CEO in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Italian executive joined LVMH in 2016 as president and CEO of Acqua di Parma before moving to Bulgari in 2022. Lily Templeton, WWD, 17 July 2024 Willow Bay, dean of the USC Annenberg School, and her husband, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, have agreed to acquire Angel City Football Club (ACFC) in a deal valuing the club at $250 million. Sara Fischer, Axios, 17 July 2024 Every weekday morning, more than 125,000 readers trust CEO Daily for insights about–and from inside–the C-suite. Adriana Gomez Licon, Fortune, 17 July 2024 Ian Putnam, currently president and CEO of HBC Properties and Investments, will become CEO of Saks Global Properties and Investments, which will manage the company’s portfolio of assets. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 5 July 2024 Danny Seiden, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, praised the new numbers. Cameron Arcand | The Center Square, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 5 July 2024 On Thursday, the Meta founder and CEO, 40, marked Independence Day by sharing a video on Instagram showing him surfing while wearing a tuxedo and holding a U.S. flag. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 5 July 2024 Blue Origin also provides BE-4 engines to ULA for its Vulcan rockets, but those only use two. ULA President and CEO Tory Bruno said last week Blue Origin had delivered all six needed for ULA’s next three Vulcan launches planned for 2024 and had now switched to production for New Glenn. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 4 July 2024 Elon Musk claimed victory last week at Tesla’s annual meeting, where shareholders affirmed a pay package worth as much as $55.8 billion for their cult leader and CEO. Peter Green, Quartz, 23 June 2024

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Word History


chief executive officer

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of CEO was in 1914

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“CEO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CEO. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

: the executive with the chief decision-making power in an organization or business

chief executive officer

Legal Definition


: the executive with the chief decision-making authority in an organization or business

chief executive officer

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