What is an Executive Director?


 
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What is an Executive Director?
Ahmad Sultan Abdulla, Consultant, Malaysia, Member
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?...Sign up
 

 
Executive Director
Michael Peacock, CEO, United States, Member
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 vis...Sign up
 

 
Executive Director
Kaufman
Executive director is synonym to CEO....Sign up
 

 
Executive Director versus CEO
meena, Manager, India, Member
According to my emperical experience and knowledge, in the organisational chart (structure) the posit...Sign up
 

 
Executive Director Compliments CEO
Michael Peacock, CEO, United States, Member
It is my view that the executive director would be like a division leader who would be able to make decisions for that area of the business....Sign up
 

 
CEO versus Executive Director
Ahmad Sultan Abdulla, Consultant, Malaysia, Member
Michael, thank you for the comment. I agree and see in the same light that ED is similar to a President of a sector comprising of several business uni...Sign up
 

 
CEO versus Board of Directors
Mani Kumar Singh, CEO, India, Member
The CEO is the nervous system for any organisation. He is the person who looks after, guides, supervises the various departments in an organisation, a...Sign up
 

 
CEO and Executive Director
Kaufman
Is there anybody who can specify public companies in which 2 different executives hold these two offices?...Sign up
 

 
Executive Director versus CEO
Mohammed Asif, CEO, India, Member
For a company to succeed, it is necessary that both the ED and the CEO work in rhythm.
1. The executive director heads the board of directors.Sign up
 

 
CEO versus Executive Director
Ahmad Sultan Abdulla, Consultant, Malaysia, Member
In my view the head of the board of directors is the chairman of the board, not executive director. I can only assume why one is called "executive dir...Sign up
 

 
Executive Director versus CEO
Mohammed Asif, CEO, India, Member
In some European union countries, there are two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control...Sign up
 

 
What is an Executive Director?
Andrew Parker, Director, Australia, Member
In answer to the question, in countries that operate Executive Directors, an Executive Director (ExDir) is any employee of a company that is promoted ...Sign up
 

 
Direction and Management
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Andrew Parker: Surely, an executive director plays a part in the day to day management of the company, thereby exp...Sign up
 

 
The Meaning of Various Board Level Titles
Ahmad Sultan Abdulla, Consultant, Malaysia, Member
@Andrew, public listed companies in Malaysia have what we call independent and non independent directors and we also...Sign up
 

   
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