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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 2 decades ago

What's the difference between the titles of "CEO" "President" "Managing Director" and "General Manager"?

I know that there are some differences between American and British business terminology.

5 Answers

  • 2 decades ago
    Favourite answer

    Generally, in the U.S., CEO and President can be quite similar. In the case where there are two senior executives that share responsibilities in large companies or closely held family companies the CEO is usually more senior than the President. Outside the U.S. the term Managing Director or "MD" is used. General Manager is often used to describe any senior manager that has Profit and Loss or P&L responsibility. This might even be of a division of a larger company.

  • 2 decades ago

    chief executive officer

    n. Abbr. CEO

    The highest-ranking executive in a company or organization, responsible for carrying out the policies of the board of directors on a day-to-day basis.

    pres·i·dent ( P ) Pronunciation Key (prz-dnt, -dnt)


    One appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of people, such as an assembly or meeting

    managing director

    n : someone who controls resources and expenditures [syn: director, manager]

    general manager

    n : the highest ranking manager

  • 2 decades ago

    CEO $1,000,000

    Managing Director $250,000

    General Manager $100,000

    So I would say anywere from $900,000 to $150,000 difference

  • 2 decades ago

    The amount of money they make

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    dont know

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