board of directors

noun phrase

: a group of people who manage or direct a company or organization
She's on the board of directors for a large corporation.

Examples of board of directors in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Key Facts The agreement, which was unanimously approved by Vizio’s board of directors, is valued at $11.50 per share, or $2.3 billion, in cash. Cailey Gleeson, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Three months later, the organization announced its CEO and board of directors were being replaced. Paula Newton, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 The Award for Creative Excellence, bestowed by the VES board of directors, recognizes individuals for their contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2024 Its national board of directors voted to formally revoke the charter of the Davidson College chapter, known as North Carolina Epsilon, fraternity officials told the Observer. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 8 Feb. 2024 Cobalt appointed Sonali Shah to its board of directors. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2024 Related This year has so far begun on an equally rocky footing with the fund’s board of directors calling into question HSM’s ability to field competitive bids for its assets. Richard Smirke, Billboard, 7 Feb. 2024 The Motion Picture & Television Fund is making moves on its board of directors. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2024 The ruling comes five years after a shareholder lawsuit accused Musk and Tesla's board of directors of breaching their duties to the electric vehicle manufacturer, wasting corporate assets and unjustly enriching the billionaire. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Board of directors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

board of directors

often capitalized B&D
: a group of individuals elected by the shareholders of a corporation to manage the corporation's business and appoint its officers

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