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What is an Executive Director?
Ahmad Sultan Abdulla, Consultant, Malaysia, Premium 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? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  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 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?

  Executive Director
Kaufman
  Executive director is synonym to CEO.

  Executive Director versus CEO
meena, Manager, India, Member
  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.

  Executive Director Compliments CEO
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  CEO versus Executive Director
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  CEO and Executive Director
Kaufman
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  Executive Director versus CEO
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  CEO versus Executive Director
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  Executive Director versus CEO
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  Direction and Management
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
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