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.
Recent Examples on the Web Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, says that for now, such incentives aren't on offer. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 29 May 2021 The Tesla chief executive has repeatedly posted dogecoin memes and endorsements to his preferred social network Twitter, helping make dogecoin the fifth most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin, ethereum, Binance's BNB and cardano. Billy Bambrough, Forbes, 29 May 2021 As covid-19 ravaged the world last year, big pay packages for chief executive officers seemed to be under as much threat as everything else. Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 Eduardo Bartolomeo, Vale’s chief executive, expects this iron-ore cycle will be different because the previous one was underpinned by a demand shock from China’s urbanization. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Amit Paley, chief executive and executive director of The Trevor Project, identifies parent support and expressions of love and acceptance as essential to the emotional health of LGBTQ kids. Washington Post, 27 May 2021 Roberta Giordano, finance program campaigner for the Sunrise Project, an environmental group, said BlackRock, Vanguard and other asset managers needed to go much further, starting with the removal of Mr. Woods as Exxon’s chief executive. New York Times, 27 May 2021 Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, announced Thursday the appointment of an executive from its ranks as president and chief executive officer. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 27 May 2021 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce chief executive Jim Rooney asked lawmakers last week to set aside up to $2 billion in federal funds for the cause. BostonGlobe.com, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of chief executive

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chief executive was in 1793

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“Chief executive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chief%20executive. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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