Who is a CEO?

Who is a CEO?

May 09, 2019

CEO is an abbreviation for Chief Executive Officer of a company and it can be used interchangeably with Managing Director, Executive director and President.

A CEO is the person in charge of managing the affairs of a company. The CEO has the highest authority to make decisions affecting a company. The CEO decides how a company should go by setting the tone and vision for the company.

The CEO is charge with the responsibility of making major corporate decisions, the smooth running of the company, directs the general operations of the company and reports to the board directly. The mangers of the company reports to the CEO as it relates to their department, this assists the CEO in getting an overview of what is going on in every other department.

In Nigeria, the CEO has some other functions like making sure the company is up to date with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), has paid its tax and its in line with the law.




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