chief executive

noun

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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But there still hasn’t been a corresponding increase in supply—especially at the low end, where Intel interim chief executive Bob Swan acknowledged the shortages but said Intel would focus its efforts on more expensive chips. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting," 31 Jan. 2019 Dushku's story was revealed as part of the network's investigation of Les Moonves, the former chief executive who was fired after multiple women accused him of inappropriate conduct. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Eliza Dushku Takes On CBS Over Sexual Harassment Comments, Gets All Her Power Back," 20 Dec. 2018 Predictim’s chief executive and co-founder, Sal Parsa, said the company had done nothing wrong. James Vincent, The Verge, "Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter limit data access for AI-powered babysitter background checks," 29 Nov. 2018 Several prominent chief executives, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Ford Motor chairman Bill Ford, also canceled plans to attend the conference, along with ministers from Britain, France and the Netherlands. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Uber is building tools to Uber-ize all kinds of work," 19 Oct. 2018 Intel’s manufacturing woes have been a source of questions since 2018, as has been when Intel will name a replacement for Brian Krzanich, Intel’s former chief executive, who unexpectedly stepped down about seven months ago. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel addresses processor shortages, CEO hunt after reporting disappointing fourth-quarter results," 24 Jan. 2019 He was elected to be the commander-in-chief, he was elected to be the chief executive and to deliver orders and have those orders be faithfully executed by his staff. Fox News, "Brit Hume: Op-ed may be disloyal, but is in no way treason," 6 Sep. 2018 Thierry Bolloré is the company’s new chief executive, and Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard was named chairman. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Ghosn in Prison: No Clock, No Computer and 30 Minutes a Day Outside," 31 Jan. 2019 Jay Walder, who recently left his position as CEO of bike-share operator Motivate, will become the new chief executive of the futuristic transportation company. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Virgin Hyperloop One taps Citi Bike’s Jay Walder as new CEO," 8 Nov. 2018

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1793, in the meaning defined above

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chief executive

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chief executive

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

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