chief executive


Definition of chief executive

: a principal executive: such as
a : the president of a republic
b : the governor of a state
c : ceo

Examples of chief executive in a Sentence

The President is the chief executive of the U.S.

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United Technologies’ chief executive Hayes will become CEO of the combined company; Raytheon’s CEO Thomas Kennedy will become chairman. Leada Gore |,, "Raytheon, United Technologies to merge," 9 June 2019 James Daunt, chief executive officer of Waterstones, will also become CEO of Barnes & Noble. Anne Riley Moffat, Fortune, "Beleaguered Bookstore Barnes & Noble Gets a Buyer," 7 June 2019 The sale follows a campaign by dissident investors J. Abbott R. Cooper of New York and John B. Thompson Jr. of Jupiter, Fla., to pressure DNB chief executive William Hieb to cut costs and find potential buyers. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Upstate Pa. bank swoops in to buy DNB of Downingtown for $206 million," 6 June 2019 Greg Petrowich, hired in April, is just the fourth chief executive in the organization's history. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Why 'Serial' podcast host Sarah Koenig relishes freedom of audio format," 6 June 2019 GameStop is embarking on a cost-cutting drive under a new chief executive officer, but investors are pessimistic that its core business can get back on track. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "GameStop's poor sales raise fears it's out of step with modern video gaming," 5 June 2019 Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed earlier this week that James himself had asked for the permanent option not be taken up., "Bayern Munich Confirm James Rodriguez Has Left the Club as 2-Year Loan Ends," 5 June 2019 But the Marlins' push to add Spanish for American players began when Derek Jeter become chief executive officer in early 2018. Jesse Dougherty,, "MLB, long expecting Latin players to learn English, is finally beginning to speak their language," 4 June 2019 David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board told The Wall Street Journal. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "The SAT Is Introducing an "Adversity Score" to Factor Socioeconomic Status Into College Testing," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of chief executive

1793, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chief executive

: the president of a country
: the governor of a U.S. state

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