Chairman of the Board vs Chief Executive Officer

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Chairman of the Board vs Chief Executive Officer

Does the CEO work for the Chairman of the Board and does the Chairman have the right to fire the CEO?

  tarun mishra
Entrepreneur, India
 

Chairman and CEO

It's completely upon the CEO to choose who he wants to work for. At the time of selection a CEO must ensure the culture of the board and the culture of the company. A CEO might choose to work for the chairman. If the CEO chooses to work for value generation, he would work for the company and ensure that the chairman is in line with the company's interest, if required.

  Mark Auer
Director, South Africa
 

Chairman and CEO

My take on this is the chair is expected to reflect the view of the board in terms of actions and communication.
Of course if the chair is executive rather than non-executive then he can act in that capacity. It would not endear him to the rest of the board if he did not have their backing...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

In my opinion, the Chairman of the Board and the C (...)

  etim attah
Management Consultant, Nigeria
 

Chairman and CEO

Who has the responsibility of hiring who? Is it po (...)

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Chair and CEO in a Business

@Etim attah: Normally the Chair of the Board is e (...)

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