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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The casino’s first chief executive officer, William Weidner, initially estimated the casino would bring in about $1 million a year to the city. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora hits quarter century as a casino town," 22 June 2018 Over 400 million PC and console players use AMD’s Radeon technology; over ten times as many use Vega GPUs, said Lisa Su, the president and chief executive of AMD, comparing to the company’s previous-generation GPUs. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year," 5 June 2018 Philipp Rösler, a former chairman of Germany’s Free Democratic Party, is the chief executive officer of the New York charity. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "HNA Will Transfer Co-Chairman’s Stake as Ownership Doubts Linger," 13 July 2018 The dominoes continue to fall after the founder and former chief executive officer of Papa John’s used a racial slur in describing slow sales. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "What do the Miami Marlins think of Papa John’s founder’s apology? You’re out!," 12 July 2018 Mead & Hunt, Middleton, made Andy Platz chief executive officer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New hires, promotions at Wisconsin companies," 12 July 2018 Still, the situation comes as little surprise to Lyndean Brick, chief executive officer of The Advis Group, a developer of microhospitals around the country but not Indiana. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Hendricks Regional Health disputes Anthem's payment rates at new Brownsburg hospital," 11 July 2018 Schnatter stepped down as chief executive officer of Papa John's at the beginning of the year after a series of blunders. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Forbes: John Schnatter used N-word on Papa John's conference call," 11 July 2018 Fendi’s chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig told WWD. Kaitlyn Frey,, "North West Makes Modeling Debut Alongside Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner in New Fendi Campaign," 9 July 2018

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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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