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Ahmad Sultan Abdulla
Consultant, Malaysia

What is an Executive Director?

In the hierachy of the structure, where does the executive director play - From where are his/her roles and power derived? Does the executive director report to the CEO or to the board?

  Michael Peacock
CEO, United States
 

Executive Director

The Executive Director would report to the CEO.
While some would compare it to a CEO I would disagree. Where as a CEO in my view is more of a visionary, creative type, the exec. dir. is more of a manager.
In the non-profit sector this is the title people like to use to deflect away from a more business sounding title.
Can or would the president of a company be on par to the executive director?

  Kaufman
 

Executive Director

Executive director is synonym to CEO.

  meena
Manager, India
 

Executive Director versus CEO

According to my emperical experience and knowledge, in the organisational chart (structure) the position of CEO stands at the top. The CEO has control over each and everything through various directors and managers.

  Michael Peacock
CEO, United States
 

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  Ahmad Sultan Abdulla
Consultant, Malaysia
 

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  Ahmad Sultan Abdulla
Consultant, Malaysia
 

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  Andrew Parker
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